Resignation of Nigerian Bishop Felt in Brooklyn Diocese

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A furor that stretches from Africa to the Vatican to the Brooklyn diocese involves a revolt in Nigeria. Bishop Peter Okpaleke had been selected to lead the Church in the southern part of the country. The priests and people there resisted the appointment and, despite warning from Pope Francis, didn’t back down. Currents News Tim Harfmann reports the reverberations are being felt here.