Vatican City, Oct 17, 2020 / 04:46 am
Pope Francis accepted Saturday the resignation of the Bishop of Kalisz in central Poland, Edward Janiak, who is under investigation for his handling of an abuse case.
Since June, Janiak's diocese has been administered by Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś of Łódź.
Pope Francis named Ryś apostolic administrator "sede plena" of the Diocese of Kalisz June 25. "Sede plena" is a term used to signify that a see is still occupied by a bishop.
Instead, Oct. 17 the pope appointed Ryś apostolic administrator "sede vacante," to signify that the see is now vacant and awaiting a new bishop following the resignation of the 68-year-old bishop.