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American priest’s unceremonious departure shows Vatican communication problem

April 08, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Msgr. Robert Oliver, the Boston archdiocesan priest who had served for several years as secretary to the pontifical commission on sexual abuse, was not re-appointed to that role, reports John Allen of Crux. Msgr. Oliver was not notified by Vatican officials that his term would not be renewed; he only learned when journalists questioned him. Allen notes that the unexplained removal—and especially the failure to inform Msgr. Oliver—illustrates a continued difficulty with routine communications at the Vatican.

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