- Sep 21, 2020
One day after he was removed as head of the Diocese of Memphis, Bishop Martin Holley said that he wants to be transparent about the reasons for his removal.
Pope Francis has removed Bishop Martin D. Holley of Memphis, Tennessee, from the pastoral governance of the diocese and has named as apostolic administrator Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky.
Two Tennessee Catholic bishops called the execution of Billy Ray Irick Aug. 9 “unnecessary.”
The bishops of Tennessee have written to Gov. Bill Haslam urging him to “use your authority as governor to put an end to the fast-track executions planned” in the state of Tennessee in the upcoming months.
A key leader at a Catholic diocese post in Tennessee has resigned days after archbishops visited Memphis to investigate him.