Pope Francis has removed Gabino Miranda, 53, bishop of the archdiocese of Ayacucho, in Peru. Luis Bambaren, a retired prelate, told reporters the removal was part of the pope’s “zero tolerance” for abuse.
Catholic official: Vatican removed Peru bishop amid allegations he sexually abused children, on WashingtonPost.com.
Then again, maybe there is more to the story. Miranda is an associate of Archbishop Juan Cipriani, who is an enemy of Luis Bambaren. A political battle has raged in the Peruvian church, complete with espionage. Who knows what is really going on?
Peruvian bishop denounces author’s attacks on cardinal, on CatholicNewsAgency.com.
Watergate in Lima: Opus Dei cardinal accuses bishops and Vatican curia, on Repubblica.it.