Vatican ousts rogue African archbishop

Milingo excommunicated after installing married bishops
The Vatican on September 26 announced the excommunication of African archbishop emeritus Emmanuel Milingo as a penalty for his having installed four married men as Roman Catholic bishops two days before. The four men consecrated by Milingo during ceremonies in Washington, D.C., were also excommunicated.

The Archdiocese of Washington stated that the ceremonies will not be recognized, and the Holy See press office issued a release citing church law that regards the naming of bishops without papal approval as a schismatic act that results in a self-imposed excommunication for those taking part in the consecration.

 

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