The Archbishop of Paris leaves in an atmosphere of scandal. Francis’ unexpected decision

As reported by the Vatican press office, Bishop Georges Pontier was appointed apostolic administrator of the archdiocese.

Archbishop Aupetit, 70, resigned in late November following Le Point magazine’s news about his relationship with a woman in his personal life. According to the daily La Croix, such a quick resignation by the pope was not expected. The Vatican announced it in a laconic communiqué on the day Francis began his five-day journey to Cyprus and Greece. According to the daily “Liberation”, the pope’s decision was a surprise to the dismissed himself.

Aupetit said he had an “ambiguous relationship with a woman” while stating that it was not a “romantic relationship” or a “sexual relationship”. He also noted that “he had decided not to see her anymore,” which he was to inform her about.

“I am asking forgiveness of all those I may have hurt and I assure you all of my deep friendship and prayer,” wrote the former Archbishop of Paris.


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