By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Another Irish Bishop Steps Down: Evidence of Change

The Pope accepted the resignation of another Irish bishop implicated in the catastrophe:

"[The Pope] Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland, presented by Bishop James Moriarty, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law." 

Source: Vatican Info. Service, April 22, 2010.

The expectation is that the Pope will be accepting more such resignations in the not too distant future.