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Monday, October 15, 2012

Facing prosecution, Colombian bishop steps down : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News:
  • A Colombian bishop who was sued for slander by one of his own priests and now faces possible prosecutor by civil authorities has submitted his resignation.
  • Bishop Carlos Prada Sanmiguel of Duitama-Sogamoso, Colombia, stepped down at the age of 72—more than 2 years short of the usual retirement age. A terse Vatican announcement said that Pope Benedict XVI had accepted the bishop’s resignation in accordance with #401-2 of the Code of Canon Law. That canon stipulates that the Pope may accept the resignation of a bishop who becomes unfit for office because of illness “or other grave reason.”
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Facing prosecution, Colombian bishop steps down : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

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