From the clear blue sky: no one knew what he brought to the dignity of his office. But apparently money was involved.
|Cathedral of Tyrnau|
(kreuz.net) Pope Benedict XVI has dismissed Archbishop Robert Bezak (52) from Tyrnau in Slovakia.
The Archbishop was appointed in February 2009 to his office.
The 66,000 population city of Tyrnau lays in western Slovakia -- north east of the capital of Bratislava.
The Vatican demanded that Msgr Bezak vacate his office and leave the Archdiocese.
Announcement at Sunday Mass
Officially, there is no reason for the dismissal of the Archbishop.
Yesterday, Msgr Bezak read a letter in the Cathedral of Tyrnau, in which he announced the Vatican's dismissal.
He also had received a letter from the Nuncio in Slovakia, Archbishop Mario Giordana. In that the Nuncio demanded his resignation.
Many Questionable Signs
Msgr Bezak claimed to the faithful not to know why he was being dismissed.
The Vatican had asked him not to talk to the media bosses.
The letter from the Vatican speaks of "serious complaints".
A speaker from the Slovakian Bishops Conference refused to give a statement.
Darling of the Media
Msgr Bezak suspected that a reason for his dismissal was his criticism of his predecessor, Archbishop Jan Sokol (78).
Msgr Sokol was, because of his courageous defense of Catholic behavior, very much hated by the media bosses.
The naming of Msgr Bezak was greeted, on the other hand, by the media bosses with jubilation.
Earlier Complaints Against His Predecessor
Msgr Bezak entered the Redemptorists in 1979.
He was ordained a priest in 1984.
Pope Benedict XVI named him as Archbishop of Tyrnau on the 18th of February 2009.
At the beginning of March the newly appointed Bishop had criticized the previous management of the Archdiocese for financial irregularities to the Vatican.
Msgr. Sokol and his Financial Director challenged the charge.
The Resistance Formed
In February of 2012 the Vatican ordered a visitation.
The object of the investigation was the "management of ecclesiastical goods" as well as "personnel matters".
The evidence was not then published.
The administrator of the Archdiocese is the present General Vicar, Auxiliary Bishop Jan Oorosch.
This evening, supporters of the Archbishop are going to stage a protest march in the city center of Tyrnau.
Link to kreuz....