Rorate Caeli

Another bishop toowoombed

Bishop Francesco Micciché, 68, of Trapani (Sicily, Italy) suffered today the same fate of Bishop emeritus Morris, of Toowoomba, Australia. From the Bollettino of the Holy See Press Office:

The Holy Father, Benedict XVI, has dismissed from the pastoral care of the diocese of Trapani(Italy) H. E. Bishop Francesco Miccichè and has named Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same diocese H. E. Archbishop Alessandro Plotti, emeritus of Pisa.

Bishop Morris is now, of course, part of the dissenters's speaking circuit. Micciché's problem is of a different kind: over a million euros have disappeared from two diocesan foundations, and the bishop is being personally investigated for this by the local prosecutor's office.

[Update: for the record of events, letter of Bishop Micciché, in which he claims innocence and questions if this outcome might have come from his stern words and action against the Mafia and Freemasonry.]