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Hong Kong bishop dies at age 73

Hong Kong, China, Jan 4, 2019 / 02:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong died in hospital Thursday at the age of 73, after suffering liver failure due to cirrhosis. He had been admitted to Canossa (Caritas) Hospital Dec. 27, and died the afternoon of Jan. …

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Nicaraguan bishop criticizes arrest of journalists

Managua, Nicaragua, Dec 24, 2018 / 02:41 pm (ACI Prensa).- The Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, Silvio José Báez, has criticized the shut down of the 100% Noticias television channel and the arrest of its owner, Miguel Mora, and press chief Lucía Pineda Ubau. Police raided the headquarters of 100% Noticias …

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LA Bishop Resigns 13 Years After Diocese Learned of Claim

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday. The Vatican announced the resignation in a one-line statement. It was the latest in a string of …

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English bishop dedicates 'Year of Holiness' in 2019

Shrewsbury, England, Dec 4, 2018 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a pastoral letter marking the first Sunday of Advent, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury dedicated 2019 as the diocesan Year of Holiness, calling attention to the Second Vatican Council’s emphasis on the universal call to holiness. “It is this …

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Bishop Morlino of Madison dies at age 71

Madison, Wis., Nov 25, 2018 / 08:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison died the evening of Saturday, Nov. 24, at St. Mary Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, the diocese has announced. He was 71. On Friday, the Diocese of Madison issued a statement saying that Morlino had …

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French court convicts priest and retired bishop

Orleans, France, Nov 23, 2018 / 10:30 am (CNA).- A French court has sentenced a priest to two years in prison, with a third year suspended, for the sexual abuse of minors. At the same time, the court also handed down a suspended sentence against his former bishop for failing …

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