Pope sacked ‘two bishops a month'26 February 2013
A Vatican diplomat said Pope Benedict XVI has achieved a "cleansing of the episcopate" during his pontificate, saying he has removed from office two or three bishops a month.
Archbishop Miguel Maury Buendia, the apostolic nuncio to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, said: "This Pope has removed two or three bishops per month throughout the world because either the accounts in their dioceses were a mess or their discipline was a disaster," Archbishop Maury said.
The Spanish-born archbishop, speaking in Madrid, added: "There have been two or three instances in which they said no, and so the Pope simply removed them," he said.
For other recent bulletins, select from the list here: