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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:14 PM

Pope Francis asks Minnesota bishop to resign following Vatican probe

Source: The Hill

Pope Francis asked a Minnesota bishop to resign following a probe from the Vatican over his alleged interference in a sexual misconduct probe.

The pontiff asked for and accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Hoeppner from the Diocese of Crookston, the diocese said in a statement Tuesday.

Pope Francis appointed the Rev. Richard E. Pates, bishop emeritus of Des Moines, Iowa, to serve as Hoeppner temporary replacement.

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minnesota launched a preliminary probe into allegations that Hoeppner “at times failed to observe applicable norms when presented with allegations of sexual abuse involving clergy of the Diocese of Crookston,” the diocese said in Tuesday's statement.

Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/547934-pope-francis-asks-minnesota-bishop-to-resign-following-vatican

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:39 PM

1. Evil people with power earned by professing to believe in tales they never would say were.....

...believable, if they did not gain power over little children and gullible adults for the lies they live everyday.

Just plain evil people.

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