All signs seemed to indicate the election, by the General Chapter of the Institute of the Good Shepherd (IBP), of Father Roch Perrel, rector of the Institute’s seminary, as its new Superior General. It was too much for the first Superior General of the Institute, Father Philippe Laguérie, who released the following communiqué today: July 10, 2012: “On the advice of Roman canonists and of my ecclesiastical lawyer, the Rev. Fr. Hervé Benoît, chancellor of the Diocese of Belley-Ars and vice-official [magistrate] of [the Archdiocese of] Lyon, I am able to officially communicate the following: The results of the elections of the General Chapter held from July 2-6, 2012, and their decisions having been contested, I have decided to bring the affairs into the hands of the Holy See, so that it may decide and allow the Institute of the Good Shepherd to continue its work in peace and unity.” Father Philippe Laguérie, [self-declared] Superior General [Source, in French] Sad, sad..
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