Pope sacks top Slovenian clergy over financial scandal
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Francis on Wednesday sacked Slovenia's two top Catholic clerics over a financial scandal that has reportedly left one archdiocese with a budget shortfall of 800 million euros (S$135 billion).
The Vatican said in a statement that the pope had "accepted the resignation" of Archbishop of Ljubljana Anton Stres and the Archbishop of Maribor Marjan Turnsek.
Tiny Slovenia only has two Catholic archdioceses.
Both are leaving under canon law rules for a bishop "who because of illness or some other grave reason has become unsuited for the fulfilment of his office".