Friday, August 4, 2017

De la Cigoña: "The Purge of the Argentinian Episcopate Continues"

[Katholisches] Bishop Bressanelli (left) and Bishop Zanchetta

"The purge of the Argentine episcopacy continues, and the Pope's activity for the creation of a new Argentine episcopate is truly remarkable, and if anyone were to take the trouble to count the reassignments, forced retirements, the transfers, the promotions and the new appointments, that they would not only exceed every other country, but the number would be absolutely astonishing in proportion." 
The Spanish columnist, Francisco Fernandez de la Cigoña wrote on August 3, 2017,  the same day of the retirement of Monsignor Virginio Dominigo Bressanelli as Bishop of Neuquén. On the 1st of August, Pope Francis had retired Gustavo Óscar Zanchetta, Bishop of Oran, who was only 53 years old. Monsignor Zanchetta had been appointed bishop by Francis in July 2013. Bishop Bressanelli, formerly Superior General of the Dehonian Order, As diocesan bishop of Neuquén.

Image: MiL / AdS (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred


JBQ said...

It's called a purge which mimics the devastation perpetuated on Russia by Stalin. So far, there are no assassinations. John Paul II had a vast influence on the life of the Church. That is what Francis wants to obliterate.----Mehmet Ali Agca claimed that he had help inside the Vatican when he shot JPII. So as Joaquin Andujahr of the baseball Cardinals and Dominican Republic said, "ya never know".

Tancred said...

You're so right!

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cogito said...

What do these "retired" priests know about the Argentine bishop of Rome

James P said...

Don't hold us in suspense. Tell us please.