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Article by Marc Aupiais
--29 / May / 2009- Central African Republic- Priests go on strike--
An investigation into the Catholic priesthood, in the Central African Republic, by the Vatican's: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, has lead to the resignation of Archbishop Paulin Pomodimo (aged 54, appointed in 2003), of the Archdiocese of Bangui. Priests in the Central African Republic (CAR), have subsequently gone on a one day strike. A Vatican report, had noted that many priests were leading promiscuous lives under the aforementioned Bangui Archbishop.
According to the investigation, done by Archbishop Robert Sarah, the Congregation's Secretary: the prior mentioned: Bangui Archbishop: Paulin Pomodimo, has had:
"a moral attitude [...] not always in conformity with his commitments to follow Christ in chastity, poverty and obedience."(Catholic Cutlure (Catholic; independent; American) 29 / 05 (May) / 2009 ).
This investigation was reportedly shortly followed by the investigated Archbishop's resignation from his post in the Central African Republic. Reporting on the findings: the news service branch of laity initiative Catholic Culture notes: that the Vatican's investigation reported that many CAR priests:
"have homes and children"And that a local newspaper had noted: that most Catholic Priests in CAR, have girlfirends, and children.
(Catholic Cutlure (Catholic; independent; American) 27 / 05 (May) / 2009)
Summary words and phrases:
Central African Republic; Archbishop Paulin Pomodimo; Archdiocese of Bangui; investigation by Archbishop Robert Sarah, leads to resignation of CAR Archbishop, strike by local priests.
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