Rogue Zambian archbishop defrocked

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, the excommunicated African prelate who scandalized the Catholic Church by marrying in 2001, has been defrocked for continuing to ordain bishops without permission of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican announced on Thursday (Dec. 17). Citing Milingo’s “grave crimes” against church unity, and his “persistent contumacy” in defying papal authority, […]

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