English bishop resigns, citing ‘too great a burden’
December 12, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Robert Byrne of Hexham and Newcastle, England, has resigned at the age of 68, explaining that “the office of the diocesan bishop has become too great a burden” for him.
Bishop Byrne, who took up his post in 2019, said that he came to the decision to step down after a long period of prayer and reflection, and thanked Pope Francis for accepting his early retirement.
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