Condom-Promoting Catholic Bishop Given Early Retirement by Pope Benedict

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski   ROME, November 1, 2007 ( – Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Petrus Maria Martinus “Tiny” Muskens of the diocese of Breda in the Netherlands. He is    succeeded by Mgr. Johannes Harmannes Jozefus van den Hende, until now coadjutor in the see.   Not yet 72, Bishop Muskens is over three years from the usual retirement age of 75, but has surrendered the pastoral governance of the diocese in conformance with can. 401 ยง 2 of the Code of Canon Law. The canon states, “A diocesan Bishop who, because of illness […]
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