February 11, 2005

Providence Diocese Bishop Robert Mulvee Is Retiring

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POSTED: 7:00 am EST February 11, 2005
UPDATED: 7:19 am EST February 11, 2005

PROVIDENCE -- Bishop Robert Mulvee, head of the Diocese of Providence, will retire on Tuesday, a decision mandated under church law because he turns 75 years of age.

The resignation letter will be sent to Pope John Paul II. The pontiff has been known to delay accepting resignations, so Mulvee may be around a while longer. It's unknown who may succeed Mulvee.

Mulvee said even when he resigns, he'll remain active in the church. "I'm still a priest, you know," he told The Providence Journal. ...

The Providence Diocese is the 25th largest diocese in the United States, with 152 parishes and about 679,000 members. It reached a $14.5 million settlement last year with 37 people who had sued the diocese over clergy sexual abuse.

Posted by kshaw at February 11, 2005 07:32 AM