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Disgraced New Zealand bishop’s future lies with the Vatican, cardinal tells commission

April 07, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Charles Drennan resigned in 2019 after a non-criminal relationship with a young woman came to light. “I really don’t know why he is still a bishop,” Cardinal John Dew told the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. “That is entirely Rome’s decision. The Pope is the only one that can remove a bishop from office.”

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  • Posted by: feedback - Apr. 08, 2021 5:21 AM ET USA

    Not a word about the actual age of the "young" woman and not a word whether the bishop admits to the allegations. From Wikipedia about bishop Drennan protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): On 7 March 2015, Drennan (...) said: "It most certainly is not a right of global business interests to trump the duty of an elected government to govern a nation's economy in accord with the wishes of that nation's citizens." Drennan also denounced the secrecy of the TPP negotiations.