Spanish bishop resigns: under pressure from gay groups
August 23, 2021
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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Xavier Novell Goma of Solsona, Spain. The bishop had been denounced by city officials in two towns of his diocese, and pronounced unwelcome in two others, because of his public stand against homosexuality. He later apologized for a suggestion that homosexuality was caused by absent fathers, but said he would “continue to fearlessly present the Christian view.” Bishop Novell is only 52 years old; he had been appointed to head the Solsona diocese by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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