Thursday, April 27, 2017
Catholic Bishop Retires To Become Evangelist.
An elderly Italian bishop is retiring early in order to become an evangelist.
Bishop Gianfranco Todisco, 71, doesn't see his role as head of the Melfi-Rapolla-Venosa diocese in Basilicata, southern Italy, as fulfilling his evangelistic calling. So he is giving up the role to move overseas. His request to leave early, before the mandatory retirement age of 75, was granted by the Vatican last week.