martedì 19 ottobre 2021

Vatican asks Indian bishops to curb priests violating canon law

(UCA News)
The papal representative in India has ordered Catholic bishops in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to stop priests from engaging in activities that make them “financial and political power bases.” Apostolic nuncio Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli asked the Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council to address the trend of priests forming and managing trusts or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) independently of their dioceses, violating canon law. Archbishop Girelli noted a tendency among clergy to establish independent trusts “habitually registered under the guise of a non-governmental organization, ostensibly intended to provide assistance to those in need,” said the letter dated Oct. 8. (...)