Friday, July 16, 2010

Bishop suspends priest who conducted orange mass

A Catholic priest who made headlines around the world by holding an orange mass to pray for the Dutch team before its World Cup final against Spain has been suspended by his bishop, a parish official said on Friday.

Bishop Jozef Punt of Haarlem said in a statement issued late Thursday that Rev. Paul Vlaar’s packed service in the village of Obdam north of Amsterdam “did not do justice to the sacred nature of the Eucharist.”

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