Pope sacks bishop for 'sheltering paedophile priest'

September 26, 2014 1:53 AM

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Pope Francis has sacked a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people, the Vatican said yesterday.

A statement said the Pope had removed Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano from his post as head of the diocese of Ciudad del Este and named another bishop to run it as an administrator for the time being.

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