Argentine Archbishop Expresses ‘Solidarity’ with Strickland While American Bishops Cower in Fear

Argentina’s Archbishop Hector Aguer has spoken out in support of Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, after his removal by Pope Francis on November 11.

In a Tuesday morning statement, the archbishop emeritus of La Plata called Strickland’s deposition “another ‘feat’ of the absolute papal monarchy.”

“I wish to express my solidarity with Bishop Strickland, to whom I promise my poor prayers for his future status as a ‘canceled’ bishop and his intentions,” Aguer wrote.

The archbishop emeritus added that the stunning move reminded him of a scriptural passage where St. Paul speaks of reproaching St. Peter for his hypocritical behavior around the Gentiles (Gal. 2:11-14).

“Could this apply today to the relations between the successors of the apostles and the successor of Peter?” Aguer said.

Aguer also wrote that he is praying for all American bishops who are “faithful to Tradition.”

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