Bishop Oscar Sarlinga announces his resignation and stated his reasons
Argentine Archbishop Oscar Sarlinga, appointed archbishop Auxiliary Bishop of Mercedes-Luján in 2003 in Argentina, made a cruicial announcement on November 1st in his homily at the nation’s Marian shrine. He made it clear that will be resigning to undertake a time of prayer.
According to an Argentine NewspaperArchbishop Sarlinga has been accused of corruption and embezzlement; which ignited an investigation, which his resignation is said to be related to. This investigation is handled by the the current Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Mario Poli.
On November 3, the Holy See Press Office announced that Pope Francis had accepted Bishop Sarlinga’s resignation and that his successor would be Bishop Pedro María Laxague, currently an auxiliary bishop.