Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pope appoints retired bishop with a checkered past to Vatican council

Bishop once accused of improprieties 
Retired Bishop Walter Mixa of Augsburg, Germany. Photo by Christian Charisius/CNS, Reuters
The B.C. Catholic has a story from Carol Glatz of Catholic News Service about Pope Benedict XVI's appointment of a German bishop with a questionable past: 
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a German bishop who had been accused of financial irregularities and hitting children to the Vatican's health care council.

Retired Bishop Walter Mixa of Augsburg was named a member of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry March 21.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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