Pope Francis removes Opus Dei bishop

(Catholic Herald) The Pope has removed an Opus Dei bishop from Paraguay.

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has removed Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano due to “serious pastoral concerns” and “for the greater good and unity of the Church of Ciudad del Este and episcopal communion in Paraguay.”

In a statement the Vatican said: “After a careful examination of the findings of the Apostolic Visitations made ​​topre the Bishop, dioceses and seminaries of Ciudad del Este, by the Congregation for Bishops and the Congregation for the Clergy, the Holy Father has proceeded with the replacement of Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano. He has appointed Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos, Bishop of Villarrica del Espíritu Santo, as Apostolic Adminostrator of the now vacant diocese.

“The grave decision taken by the Holy See, under the weight of serious pastoral concerns, is for the greater good and unity of the Church of Ciudad del Este and episcopal communion in Paraguay. [More]

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