San Rafael, Argentina, Feb 7, 2022 / 15:00 pm
Pope Francis accepted Saturday the resignation of the Bishop Eduardo María Taussig of San Rafael.
The Feb. 5 decision came a year and a half after the Vatican closed San Rafael’s diocesan seminary. Bishop Taussig is 67.
Bishop Carlos María Domínguez, Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo, is now acting as Apostolic Administrator of San Rafael.
In an interview published by the diocesan weekly De Buena Fe, the spokesman for the Diocese of San Rafael, Fr. José Antonio Alvarez, said that "it’s public knowledge that the diocese has suffered a very significant crisis, which even led to the closure of the local seminary.”