Motu proprio: removal of bishops for negligence in abuse cases

New norms for the removal of bishops in relation to negligence &c relating to the abuse of minors or vulnerable adults

Vatican Radio reportsIn a new Apostolic Letter, issued motu proprio, Pope Francis has established new norms providing for the removal of Bishops (or those equivalent to them in Canon Law) from their offices in cases where they have “through negligence, committed or omitted acts that have caused grave harm to others, either with regard to physical persons, or with regard to the community itself.” Continue reading