In his letter to the Holy Synod, Pitsillides reportedly said that his excommunication
was unfair, irregular and void since it violated many of the articles of association of the church including the one stipulating that the only body that can impose an excommunication
is the Holy Synod and not the five-party synod committee or synod court.
The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication
to this crime against human life."
"This penalty of excommunication
means that those who undergo the abortion, together with everybody who played an active role in the effective abortion, are separated from the prayers of the Church the world over," he said.
When the (https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Sugar-Land-bishop-excommunicated-for-speaking-out-13233642.php) Houston Chronicle reached out to the church regarding Young's excommunication
, spokesperson Eric Hawkins reissued the same statement released during Young's excommunication
Vatican spokesman Fr Ciro Benedettini said the Pope's stern words did not constitute a formal over-arching decree of canon law, regarding excommunication
, which is a formal legal process.
occupation will go eventually as several armies came to this region and went out throughout centuries." Sheikh Hayel Sharaf from the occupied town of Mas'ada said that "These media allegations are an attempt to target the people of the occupied Golan as they preserved their Arab identity despite more than four decades of occupation." Hassan Fakhr Eddin from the occupied town of Majdal Shams said that the 'excommunication
' measure is taken against any person from the Golan who disobeys the will of his society and refuses the national principles.
"Threat of excommunication
at this point of time can hardly be considered to be in line with dialogue," Odchimar said in a disclaimer issued yesterday which was published in the CBCP website.
Then, in 1988, Lefebvre consecrated four bishops (including Williamson) to stand in witness against what he judged to be the entrenched neo-Modernist and neo-Protestant tendencies even among the Roman hierarchy, for which Lefebvre and the four incurred excommunication
. In January 2009, in the hope that all members of the Society of Saint Pius X would return to full communion with the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict lifted the excommunications--with little effect on the Society of Saint Pius X but with strong challenges emerging from both within and outside the Church.
Those medieval antagonists could not have foreseen the circumstances of excommunication
's most recent return.
ENI--An international expert on church unity has urged the Roman Catholic Church to declare that its excommunication
of Martin Luther no longer applies.
The pope sparked an international row in January when he lifted the excommunication
of Richard Williamson, an ultra-conservative British bishop, who denied the use of gas chambers in the Holocaust.
It follows the worst crisis in Catholic-Jewish relations in half a century after Benedict lifted the excommunication
of British Bishop Richard Williamson.