Pro-Catholic Bishop Retires Early

Pro-Catholic Bishop Retires Early

Pope Francis accepted on October 12 the early retirement of Bishop Alain Castet (67) of Luçon, France. He was appointed in 2008 and retired due to health issues.

Liberal relativists started attacking Castet after he ordained six deacons of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in 2012. Two years later, the same group organised a press conference against the bishop in a church attacking him for promoting the Old Rite, Holy Communion on the tongue and male altar servers. This summer Castet invited Cardinal Robert Sarah to his diocese.

[AQ moderator Tom: Comment by Daniel Mota from the Catholic Conclave blog’s report of this event]

If you read the reports in French, he resigned for health reasons, having several heart surgeries and worsening health.

He was attacked by progressive types for the accusations you read in English, but his participation with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (in communion with Rome) was defended by the French bishops conference, and was something that the previous bishop of his diocese also did.

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