Saturday, May 19, 2012

Diocese rejects transfer of Spanish bishop over "homosexual" remarks

A Spanish diocese has rejected a request by the city government to have Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla transferred due to a controversial Good Friday sermon that critics have labeled as "homophobic.""Our father and pastor, Juan Antonio Reig Pla, the Bishop of Alcala de Henares, has always taught Catholic doctrine with charity and truth, and he will continue to do so with the grace of God," the diocese said in a statement. The motion to transfer the bishop was presented by the group Union, Progress and Democracy and was backed by...

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