Lay Group Asks Vatican for Removal of Fort Worth Bishop

A group upset with decisions made by Bishop Michael Olson has sent a petition to Rome calling for his removal or resignation.

Steve Knobbe, president of the Laity in Unity Foundation said in an interview Friday morning that the petition and letter were sent to the Vatican and to the the Vatican’s ambassador to the U.S. via certified mail. The petition has over 800 signatures.

The petition began after Olson removed the mother superior of a Carmelite monastery after she admitted that she broke her chastity vow with a priest.

“What he has done to the nun is identical to how he has harmed other parishes and priests,” Knobbe said.

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