A canonical process exists for removing bishops, Pillar notes
December 01, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: Although a leading Vatican official has said that there is “no official mechanism for firing of bishops,” Ed Condon of The Pillar points out that a process does exist— and was created by Pope Francis himself.
With his 2016 montu proprio Come Una Madre Amorivale, the Pope established a process for the removal of a bishop “if he has through negligence committed or through omission facilitated acts that have caused grave harm to others, either to physical persons or to the community as a whole.” The process was evidently not followed in the case of Bishop Joseph Strickland.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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