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URGENT - Bergoglian Persecution Begins: Priest is Suspended a divinis in Colombia for criticizing the new papal doctrine on Marriage and the Eucharist

The document is provided by Rorate's Spanish-language partners "Adelante la Fe" -- and the news is explosive. A priest in the Diocese of Pereira, Colombia, was admonished and suspended by his Bishop because he criticized in public the new doctrine invented by Pope Francis on Marriage and the reception of the Blessed Sacrament.*

Father Luis Alberto Uribe Medina is the victim of this startling act by his bishop, Rigoberto Corredor.

Full document in our own translation below:

DECREE no.1977
Of January 16, 2017
By which a priest is suspended



1st. That Father Luis Carlos Uribe Medina has expressed publicly and privately his rejection of the doctrinal and pastoral teachings of the Holy Father Francis, mainly regarding Marriage and the Eucharist.

2nd. That today, January 16, 2017, His Excellency the Bishop summoned Father Luis Carlos Uribe Medina to explain his doctrinal position regarding the teachings of the Holy Father. This act included the presence of four priests of the diocesan clergy.

3rd. That Father Luis Carlos Uribe Medina, in this meeting, persisted in his posture against the Holy Father Francis. Therefore, for His Excellency the Bishop and the priests there present, it was concluded in a decisive manner that the aforementioned priest separated himself publicly from the communion with the Pope and the Church.

4th. That Canon 1364 paragraph 1 of the Code of Canon Law states that, "an apostate from the faith, a heretic, or a schismatic incurs a latae sententiae excommunication." Paragraph 2 states that, "if contumacy of long duration or the gravity of scandal demands it, other penalties can be added, including dismissal from the clerical state." Moreover, considering Canon 194, par. 1, n. 2, he for is removed by virtue of law from the ecclesiastical position. Likewise, Canon 751 defines schism as, "the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him."

5th. That on January 2, 2017, Father Luis Carlos Uribe Medina, without notifying his Bishop or any diocesan authority, abandoned the Parish of Santa Cecilia, in Pueblo Rico, [Department of] Risaralda.



Father Luis Carlos Uribe Medina is suspended from the exercise of the priestly ministry.


Father Luis Carlos Uribe Medina is prohibited from diffusing his ideas contrary to the Catholic faith and the ecclesiastical discipline.


The faithful of the Catholic Church are asked not to follow the teachings of the aforementioned priest as long as he does not accept the doctrine and teachings of the Vicar of Christ.


The faithful are exhorted to pray for Father Luis Carlos Uribe Medina so that he may return to the Unity of the Church.

Be it thus notified and ordered.

Given in Pereira, Risaralda, on the sixteenth day of January of the year two thousand and seventeen.

Bishop of Pereira

Father Alirio Raigosa Castaño

[Note: as soon as we have more information on the situation, we will inform you - Source: Rorate's partners at Adelante la Fe. | Just to be clear: the "doctrine" the suspended priest criticized was the "new doctrine" for Communion for adulterers "allowed" by Amoris Laetitia, as represented in the audio of one of his sermons embedded in Adelante la Fe.]
*1st paragraph edited after our translation of the document.