Posts tagged as bishop

Catholic church gets back items belonging to pre-war bishop

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Catholic Church in Estonia has had the liturgical robes worn by Eduard Profittlich at his consecration in 1936 returned to it. Profittlich was murdered by the Soviet Union in 1942, prompting for calls for him to be beatified as a martyr. The vestments are being stored at the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Tallinn; at some point during the 1990s the bishop’s stole had ended up on the…

NZ bishop resigns over ‘unacceptable’ sexual relationship

Friday, October 4, 2019

Pope Francis has accepted a New Zealand bishop’s resignation over what church officials said was “completely unacceptable” sexual behavior with a young woman. Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan offered to resign following an independent investigation into the woman’s complaint, according to Cardinal John Dew, head of the New Zealand church. The Vatican said Friday that the pope had accepted the resignation. The removal is significant since the Catholic Church has…