Monday, August 4, 2014

Pope revokes suspension of Fr. Miguel d'Escoto

Religión Digital (English translation by Rebel Girl)
August 4, 2014

Pope Francis has ordered the revocation of Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann's suspension a divinis, as well as his return to the Maryknoll order, according to Vatican Radio.

The 81-year-old priest had been penalized during the 80's for his involvement in Nicaragua's Sandinista government. The priest complied with the sentence from the beginning, not carrying out any pastoral activities. In recent years, D'Escoto had left his political involvement.

A few months ago, Father D'Escoto wrote a letter to Pope Francis asking to "be able to celebrate the Holy Eucharist before dying." The Pope responded positively to this request, and ordered the Superior General of the congregation to accompany Father D'Escoto in the process of return to priestly ministry.

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