Pope accepts resignation of Nigerian bishop rejected by priests

CatholicHerald.co.uk | 2/19/2018 | Associated Press
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Pope Francis has backed down and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his Ahiara diocese.

The announcement Monday came after Francis in June issued a harsh ultimatum to Ahiaran priests that they would lose their jobs if they didn’t obey him and accept Bishop Peter Okpaleke as their bishop.

It wasn’t clear how many of them obeyed...
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