Bishop resigns after fathering two children

New Zealand Herald

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, Gabino Zavala, after he confessed to having fathered two children.

“The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the post of Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles Gabino Zavala,” the Vatican said in a statement on Wednesday, without spelling out why he quit.

The pontiff has demanded action be taken in the case of priests who are homosexual or married, calling on those concerned to hand in their resignations if they cannot abide by their vow of chastity.

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