Financial Transparency: Now It’s the Bishops’ Turn / La Stampa

All it took was one day and both Archbishop of Ljubljana Anton Stres and the Archbishop of Maribor Marjan Turnsek were out of the picture: Today (July 31) Francis accepted both their resignations in accordance with paragraph 2 of Canon 401 of the Code of Canon Law, which states: “A diocesan bishop who has become less able to fulfill his office because of ill health or some other grave cause is earnestly requested to present his resignation from office.” The Vatican’s decision to wave goodbye to the archbishops of two of Slovenia’s six Catholic dioceses, after reports of financial mismanagement, is a very serious one indeed. And it comes after Benedict XVI accepted Archbishop Franc Kramberger’s resignation on 3 February 2011, in accordance with the abovementioned paragraph of Canon law. Kramberger preceded Turnsek’s as Archbishop of Maribor.” By Giorgio Bernardelli, Vatican Insider, La Stampa

Read all of Bernardelli’s article in La Stampa by clicking here.

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  1. #1 by Magy Stelling on August 1, 2013 - 3:06 PM

    It would be very interesting to see the entire world wide bill paid to Attorneys and Lobbyist Who have fought creditable allegations of sexual abuse by a cleric, defending members of the hierarchy from charges of cover up, paying admitted cleric to leave the clergy, the cost of shipping offending clerics to another country, lobbying to not extend the statue of limitation in any state or country considering such laws, plus any moneys paid to silence a victim.. In other words what is the true cost of the cover up, the failed program of protecting our Church from scandal?

    I dare say it would be much more than the moneys awarded to the victims in civil law suits!!! Oh if only there was transparency with how our hierarchy are using donations from laity, you know those “little people”, those “simple people”, to save themselves from criminal charges and/or disgrace!!!

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