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Pope Francis dismisses conservative US bishop Strickland

Vatican City: Pope Francis has dismissed Bishop Joseph E Strickland of Tyler, Texas, one of his fiercest critics among US Catholic conservatives, a Vatican statement said on Saturday.

Francis named the Bishop of Austin, Joe Vasquez, as the interim administrator of the diocese left vacant by Bishop Strickland, the statement added.

(Published 11 November 2023, 11:41 IST)

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