Pope removes Slovakian archbishop after apostolic visitation
Published: July 3, 2012
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI removed a Slovakian archbishop from leading the Archdiocese of Trnava, the Vatican announced July 2. Archbishop Robert Bezak, 52, had headed the Slovakian archdiocese since 2009. The pope removed the archbishop because he had not followed through on a request to resign, a Vatican source said. An apostolic visitation had been carried out in the archdiocese earlier this year. The archbishop's removal was linked to the findings of the visitation and was due to "the administrative handling" of the archdiocese, according to the Vatican source who asked not to be named.
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