WASHINGTON (AFP) - Pope Francis's decision to defrock
former cardinal Theodore McCarrick "is a clear signal that abuse will not be tolerated," the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Saturday.
Wesolowski is appealing the decision to defrock
him and a final decision will be made in October.
If Catholicos does not respond to the demand to defrock
Kjoyan, it will mean that he is part of that mafia," the
The revisions also allow bishops to defrock
priests where evidence of sexual abuse is clear, without canonical (ecclesiastical) trials, which can be lengthy and costly.
Lena said he "denied that the letter reflected then-Cardinal Ratzinger resisting pleas from the bishop to defrock
He said child abuse was probably the most hidden crime, with 75 per cent taking place within the family - and cases here would "take a long time to emerge".
When it was over, The New Light of Myanmar, a government-run English-language newspaper, said, "monks had been defrocked
during interrogation," so that they could be questioned as laypeople, then ordained and sent "back to their monasteries." In interviews, monks denounced the process, saying the military had no authority to defrock
or ordain monks.
He may not dress as a cleric (hence the term defrock
) or present himself publicly as a priest.
WORCESTER - The Diocese of Worcester has asked the Vatican to defrock
THE Vatican last night strongly defended its decision not to defrock
an American priest accused of molesting some 200 deaf boys in Wisconsin - denouncing what it called a campaign to smear Pope Benedict XVI and his aides.
Bishop Lise-Lotte Rebel, however, did not have the authority to defrock
The Bank knows that we helped defrock
the taboo against the discussion of excessive arms expenditures, and helped raise vulnerable ethnic minorities on the agenda of concern--as just two examples.