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Pope gives priests 30 days to accept bishop or face suspension

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Clergy in Nigerian diocese must write to Holy Father asking for forgiveness by July 9 Pope Francis has given priests in the Nigerian diocese of Ahiara 30 days to write a letter promising obedience to him and accepting the bishop appointed for their diocese. Priests who do not write the letter will be suspended, according

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Pope Francis demands obedience from priests of Nigerian diocese

Pope Francis met on Thursday with a delegation from a Nigerian diocese which for the last four and a half years has refused to recognize the bishop who was appointed as its shepherd. He demanded that the clerics of the Diocese of Ahiara accept the bishop appointment that has been made, or face suspension and

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