Rorate Caeli

Morris out of Toowoomba, Australia

As reported by the Bishop of Toowoomba himself earlier, the Bollettino of the Holy See has just confirmed that "the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, has dismissed from the pastoral care of the diocese of Toowoomba (Australia) H. E. Bishop William M. Morris". He is at least the third in a few months (after the Bishop of Pointe-Noire, in Congo-Brazzaville, and the Bishop of Orvieto-Todi, Italy), and the Holy See must be praised for the fact that canon 401 § 2 of the CIC was not invoked.

Now, only a few hundred (thousand?) to go.

Note: William Martin Morris was appointed Bishop of Toowoomba, Australia, by Pope John Paul II, on Nov. 20, 1992.