Release the Vicar General of Saint-Etienne from his duties

Release the Vicar General of Saint-Etienne from his duties

Bishop Sylvain Bataille announced on Thursday, September 13, his right arm, Father Eric Molina, accused of "inappropriate gestures" and "abuse of authority and trust" on a girl.

"In the image of the universal church, our diocese must be confronted with abuses that legally many people in the church, or outside the door, scandal"regrets Bishop Sylvain Bataille.

The bishop of Saint-Étienne (Loire) has just deposed the vicar-general whom he had appointed a year ago, after the death of his predecessor, to assist him in the administration of the diocese. "At the beginning of the summer I heard that he had maintained improper relationships a few years ago and had made improper gestures of abuse of authority and trust in the context of his ministry practice, says the bishop in a letter to priests, deacons, pastoral animators and staff of his diocese, published on the site of the diocese, Thursday, September 13th.


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