San Rafael, Argentina, Dec 22, 2020 / 14:47 pm
A priest of the Diocese of San Rafael has been suspended after he physically attacked Bishop Eduardo María Taussig during an argument over the closing of the local seminary.
Fr. Camilo Dib, a priest from Malargue, more than 110 miles southwest of San Rafael, was called to the chancery to explain "his role in the events happened in Malargue November 21st," according to a Dec. 22 statement from the diocese.
On that date, Bishop Taussig made a pastoral visit to the town to explain the controversial closing of the seminary in July 2020, which has sparked a string of protests from local Catholics.
A group of protesters, including priests and lay people, interrupted the Mass celebrated by Bishop Taussig, and one protester slashed the tires of the bishop's vehicle, forcing him to wait for another vehicle while confronting the protesters.