Resignation and removal of Catholic bishops

On 5 November 2014, Il Bollettino carried a Rescriptum[1] which introduced new norms modifying the presentation and acceptance of resignation from pastoral ministry by diocesan bishops and offices of the Roman Curia by pontifical appointment. Whilst this does not change the black letter law within the 1983 Code, it emphasizes how relevant Canons should be applied, and its importance has been considered by a number of Roman Catholic commentators. Continue reading