My Brothers & Sisters:
Please pray for Archbishop Kevin McDonald, of the Archdiocese of Southwark in London, England, who has just resigned his post on the advice of his physicians after a Triple Bypass. Archbishop McDonald has also been suffering from severe Osteoarthritis for a number of years.
[INDENT][FONT=Arial]Archbishop in London resigns for Health Reasons[/FONT]
“I feel great sadness at having to relinquish my post as Archbishop of Southwark,” said Archbishop McDonald on Thursday in a letter to his archdiocese. “Although I have to contend with illness over the last three years, this appointment has been a great grace. It has been a privilege to lead this great Diocese and I have received a wonderful response to everything I have tried to do.”
[/INDENT] [FONT=Trebuchet MS]Please pray for this decent man of God who has been forced to retire because of both the risks to his health and his constant pain. Please also pray that believers won't be scandalized, or that scandal will not be attached to the name of this decent man of God, who is forced to resign using the same Code in Canon Law that has been frequently used to allow far worse men to "slink quietly away".
Obfuscation hurts the Innocent
Your Brother & Servant in Christ, Michael[/FONT]