Francis’ “Total Obedience” Demand Seems Not To Work

Francis’ “Total Obedience” Demand Seems Not To Work

Pope Francis’ attempt to resolve a dispute over Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke of Ahiara, Nigeria, seems to fail. Okpaleke is not accepted in his diocese. Francis tried to force the priests into submission by threatening them with suspension.

Now, Francis is confronted with an insurrection of the lay-people, reports The Daily Post. Around 3’000 Ahiara faithful converged on Saturday on the cathedral to restate their “total rejection” of the bishop. The rally started with a rosary procession round the cathedral. The diocesan youths was clad in black attire.

The President of the Diocesan Laity Council, Gerald Anyanwu insisted that Okpaleke was forced on them because he was not a priest from the local diocese.

Another lay representative, Lawrence Opara, described rumours that the priests would be sanctioned by the pope as false.

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One comment on “Francis’ “Total Obedience” Demand Seems Not To Work

  1. These faithful Catholics shame us. No such marches against the likes of Cupich. We are cowards by comparison.

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