WelCom December 2023
The Vatican has announced that US Bishop Joseph Strickland has been removed from the leadership of his Texas diocese. Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin has been appointed as apostolic administrator until a new bishop is named. A staunch conservative and papal critic who has all but accused Pope Francis of heresy, Bishop Strickland and the Tyler Diocese were the object of a Vatican apostolic visitation earlier this year. Bishop Strickland has repeatedly criticised Pope Francis’ Synod of Bishops on Synodality, as well as various other aspects of Francis’ pontificate.