Pope suspends bishop who adopted 26-year-old woman
October 24, 2008
Following an investigation conducted by the papal nuncio and the metropolitan bishop, Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday suspended Bishop John Thattumkal of Kochi, a Latin-rite prelate in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Last month Bishop Thattumkal had adopted a 26-year-old woman to whose visions he has attributed the discovery of financial irregularities in his diocese.
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- Bishop suspended; God’s will, says adopted woman (ICNS)
- Indian bishop apologizes for adopting young woman (CWN, Oct. 21)
- Church investigation after Kerala bishop adopts woman visionary (CWN, Oct. 20)
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