SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the auxiliary bishop of the Chilean capital city just 24 days after he appointed him to the post.
Carlos Eugenio Irarrázabal became embroiled in controversy after he recently said there were no women at the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples and "we have to respect that." He also said that perhaps women "like to be in the back room."
The Santiago Archdiocese said in a statement Friday that the pope's decision came after talking with Irarrázabal.
Irarrázabal joins the more than 30 Chilean bishops who presented their resignation in 2018 when a report ordered by Francis revealed a culture of abuse and cover-ups for decades in Chile's church.