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‘Having been presented with that request on Nov. 9, 2023, Bishop Strickland declined to resign from office,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo shared in a statement Nov. 11.
The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings covers over 93,000 square miles, the eastern two-thirds of Montana.
The bishop was charged in April 2019 with rape, unnatural sex, wrongful confinement, and criminal intimidation.
Bishop Theurillat told the Swiss Catholic Church’s website kath.ch that he had asked to resign five years before the customary retirement age for bishops because of the increasing burdens of his office.