Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hungary's military bishop resigns for love

Well, we haven't covered Eastern Europe lately so here is this gem from Reuters 3/23/2007:

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's Catholic military bishop has resigned because he wants to marry a woman he met in the church's renewal movement, media reported Friday.

Brigadier General Tamas Szabo, 50, has been preaching to Catholic soldiers, border guards and their families since 2001.

The Roman Catholic Church insists priests remain celibate and has ruled out letting them marry.

The Hungarian Catholic Church said on its Web site that Pope Benedict had accepted Szabo's resignation.

Szabo told national news agency MTI: "I do not want to talk about my private life, I don't think that is a public matter."

We always knew "renewal" was good for the Church...

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