Archbishop Myers, Coadjutorized! / Religion News Service

Pope Francis’ appointment of Michigan Bishop Bernard Hebda to serve alongside John J. Myers as coadjutor archbishop of Newark might have been the first time the Vatican acted to discipline a bishop for dealing improperly with sexually abusive priests since John Paul II accepted Bernard Law’s resignation as archbishop of Boston in 2002. Coadjutors are often appointed when the Vatican wants to make clear its displeasure with a hierarch (e.g. the case of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen of Seattle).” By Mark Silk, Religion News Service

Read the rest of Mark Silk’s commentary by clicking here.

Also of interest — “Shakeup at Newark Archdiocese Could Spell the End for Myers” and “Newark Archbishop Denies that Criticism Led to Moves.”

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