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Capuchins choose lay brother as provincial

June 19, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: The Mid-American Province of the Capuchin order has elected a lay friar as their provincial minister. The choice of Brother Mark Shenk violates canon law, which stipulates that a layman cannot exercise control over ordained priests, but that provision has been waived by the Vatican.

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