The Poor Clares of Belorado denounce that the archbishopric of Burgos has “usurped” their accounts | EUROtoday

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The neighborhood of Poor Clare nuns of Belorado (Burgos), via a message revealed on the social community Instagram, have publicly denounced this Friday that The archbishopric of Burgos has “usurped” their accounts and urged them, underneath penalty of excommunication, to testify earlier than the Ecclesiastical Tribunal.

“They have usurped the ownership of the checking accounts, leaving us without access to the funds obtained through our work and donated by our benefactors,” clarify the nuns of the monastery of Santa Clara whose abbess mom, Sister Isabel, on behalf of the neighborhood, abjured the Catholic Church firstly of May.

“Given the confusion created by the media and Mr. Mario himself (archbishop of Burgos), the latter took the opportunity to usurp our legal representation by accessing the administration of the properties and control of the bank accounts, to which we stopped have access on June 4,” they add of their grievance.

This abandonment of the guardianship and authority of the Catholic Church, by the Poor Clare nuns of Belorado, occurred on May 8 and 13 via a so-called Catholic Manifesto and a letter, respectively, that the Ecclesiastical Tribunal of the archbishopric de Burgos has interpreted as a “crime of schism” typified within the Code of Canon Law.

This is acknowledged in a decree signed on May 31 and despatched to the dissident neighborhood in order that, inside a interval of ten calendar days from the signed date, they seem earlier than the Ecclesiastical Court with a lawyer, “or one will be assigned ex officio.” “, so that they can “train their proper of protection by expressing their place concerning the details.”

This is stated in the decree whose entire content was also reproduced and published that Friday on Instagram by the refractory nuns along with an unsigned text but with the account called “tehagoluz.”

In case of not appearing within the period indicated according to the requirement (it expires this coming Monday, June 10), “the corresponding decree shall be issued” with the decision adopted, where appropriate, by the court both ecclesiastically and of ordinary justice.

“The fact is that our Catholic Manifesto and our subsequent statements are clear, and “should have had as an automatic consequence our exclusion from the scope of application of Canon Law,” they’ve emphasised earlier than persevering with with their complaints.

The neighborhood regrets the go to this previous Thursday to the convent of Belorado by a notary of the Ecclesiastical Court, a civil notary and a consultant of the Pontifical Commissioner appointed by the Holy See to analyze and resolve the case opened for the reason that starting of May with the resignation and later adhesion to the Apostolic Union, a present led by a false bishop excommunicated years in the past.

They went to Belorado (Burgos) “to demand the delivery of the keys and documentation of the monastery, including even the payroll, as well as to summon us to testify before the Ecclesiastical Court of the Archbishopric of Burgos, to defend ourselves for a crime of schism, with threat of excommunication in case of not attending it,” the nuns add.