Timlin of Scranton out, Martino in

Timlin of Scranton out, Martino in

Bishop James Timlin of Scranton, Penn., has retired and is being replaced with Bishop Joseph Martino, auxiliary of Philadelphia, the Vatican announced today.

Bishop Timlin has had a controversial reign, with accusations that he turned a blind eye to sex abuse by members of a conservative order. I won’t make a representation as to whether I believe all the allegations. I’ll leave up to you to read the material and make your own decision.

In any case, I think everyone involved can look forward to leaving this problem behind and hope that Bishop Martino will do a genuine housecleaning.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli