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Top Church Dignitaries Step Down in Wake of Financial Scandal

Ljubljana, 31 July - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the archbishops of Ljubljana and Maribor, Anton Stres and Marjan Turnšek, appointing Andrej Glavan, the bishop of Novo mesto, and Stanislav Lipovšek, the bishop of Celje, as administrators in their place, Apostolic Nuncio Juliusz Janusz announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

Ljubljana
Ljubljana Archbishop Anton Stres (second from left) and Maribor Archbishop Marjan Turnšek (right) give a statement for the press as they resign upon the request of Pope Francis. Also present was Apostolic Nuncio Juliusz Janusz (second from right).
Photo: STA

Ljubljana
Apostolic Nuncio Juliusz Janusz (second from right) gives a statement for the press as Ljubljana Archbishop Anton Stres (second from left) and Maribor Archbishop Marjan Turnšek (right) resign upon the request of Pope Francis.
Photo: STA

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