Indian bishop apologizes for adopting young woman
October 21, 2008
Bishop John Thattumkal, a Latin Rite bishop in the Indian Catholic stronghold of Kerala, apologized to priests of his diocese for adopting a 26-year-old woman to whose visions he has attributed the discovery of financial irregularities in his diocese. Bishop John Thattumkal reportedly expressed a willingness to withdraw the adoption deed, although he observed that no Church law prohibited the adoption. He also apologized for concelebrating Mass with a Syrian Orthodox priest.
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- Bishop apologizes for adopting young woman (ICNS)
- Adopting woman not against Catholic tenets: Kerala bishop (India Express)
- Church investigation after Kerala bishop adopts woman visionary (CWN, Oct. 20)
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