The Vatican announced Thursday the dismissal from the clerical state of rebel priest Emmanuel Milingo
who in 2001 broke his celibacy vow by marrying a Korean woman — via the Moonies cult — and who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 2006 when he ordained bishops without papal consent.
The participation of the faithful ‘in any future celebrations organized by Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo is to be considered unlawful,’ the Vatican added.
The 77-year-old prelate has urged priests who have been excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church to join him and start serving the people.
Archbishop Milingo was excommunicated for marrying and for attempting to ordain four married Catholic priests as bishops in the United States.
A renegate, excommunicated ‘archbishop’ who is in bed with the Unification Church — theologically a cult of Christianity — is back in Rome to campaign for his Married Priests Now movement.
An African cleric with ties to the excommunicated Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo has announced the formation of a new sect, known as the Catholic Apostolic National Church of Zambia.
Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who was excommunicated in September 2006, has had his Vatican passport revoked.
After what they described as years of soul searching, reflection, anguish and intimidation some married priests in Zambia mainly from the Catholic Church have decided to come out in the open and begin conducting mass under the auspices of the Movement for Married Priests.
Emmanuel Milingo — whose 2001 marriage to a woman chosen by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon scandalized the Roman Catholic Church — celebrated the Brazilian couple’s wedding ceremony Saturday night in a small chapel in Brasilia.
When Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo rejoined the wife chosen for him by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Catholic Church excommunicated him. But Milingo says it’s all part of a divine plan.
Former Roman Catholic Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, a resident of Zambia that shocked the world by getting married – an act against church doctrine – has been secretly staying in Seoul to study the religion of the Unification Church, founded by the controversial Reverend Sun-myung Moon.
An excommunicated Roman Catholic archbishop continued his defiance of the Vatican on Sunday when he ordained two married men as priests.
A renegade Roman Catholic archbishop who was excommunicated by the Vatican after he installed married priests as bishops acknowledged Saturday that South Korean evangelist Rev. Sun Myung Moon is supporting his crusade against mandatory celibacy.
Some groups that support the end of mandatory celibacy for Roman Catholic priests reject Married Priests Now, the organization formed by Emmanuel Milingo, due to ties to the Unification Church.
A Roman Catholic Archbishop from Zambia with a colorful history of rousing the Vatican and ties to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, will once again annoy his bosses this Sunday when he ordains three married men as priests at a church in West New York.
A Roman Catholic archbishop from Africa, excommunicated for installing four married clergy as bishops, said Tuesday he will ordain more married clerics in his crusade against celibacy despite the Vatican’s opposition.
It would seem that Roman Catholics challenging the ban on married priests have found a leader in former Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo. He’s defiantly appeared with his bride from a 2001 Unification Church wedding at which hundreds of couples tied the knot. He stood his ground last month after being excommunicated for installing four married men as bishops. But the 76-year-old prelate from Zambia finds himself more shunned than celebrated, even by his ideological allies.
A Roman Catholic archbishop dismissed from the Church on Tuesday for consecrating four married men as bishops said yesterday that he does not accept his excommunication and will work to have the Vatican lift its requirement that priests be celibate. “We do not accept this excommunication and lovingly return it to His Holiness, our beloved Pope Benedict XVI, to . . . withdraw it and join us in recalling married priests to service once again,” Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo said in a written statement read for him at a news conference at Imani Temple in Northeast Washington.
At a time when the Roman Catholic church, like other traditional Christian denominations, needs all the believers it can get, the Vatican does not turn lightly to excommunication. Yet earlier this week Pope Benedict decided the time had come to throw bell, book and candle at one of the most trying members of his flock – not just any rebel Catholic, but an archbishop, no less. Emmanuel Milingo, once the archbishop of Lusaka in Zambia, has been in and out of trouble for more than 20 years now.
Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, the Zambian prelate who angered the Vatican by getting married in 2001, has been excommunicated for again defying the Holy See by installing four married men as bishops, the Vatican said Tuesday.