Religion in Warsaw http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/60419/all en Priest sacking stirs controversy in Catholic Poland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130715/priest-sacking-stirs-controversy-catholic-poland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A parish priest's dismissal for criticising church doctrine on test tube babies, abortion, euthanasia and contraception has sparked debate in devoutly Catholic Poland.</p> <p>Father Wojciech Lemanski, 53, was sacked by his superiors for speaking out against the dogma on his blog. The July 5 decree gave him until Thursday to quit his parish in the eastern village of Jasienica. </p> <p>Henryk Hoser, archbishop of Warsaw-Praga, faulted Lemanski for "a lack of respect and disobedience". Hoser is also the president of the Polish episcopate's bioethics committee.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130715/priest-sacking-stirs-controversy-catholic-poland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Praga Religion Religion in Warsaw Roman Catholic Diocese of Warszawa-Praga Technology Wojciech Lemanski AFP Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:34:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5884550 at http://www.globalpost.com