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Pope accepts auxiliary bishop’s resignation


The Vatican confirmed Pope Francis’ acceptance of Bishop Christopher Glancy’s resignation as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan, March 13.

Although bishops typically retire at 75, Bishop Glancy 63, a Cleric of Saint Viator, stepped down earlier with the reasons for his resignation not disclosed, according to Amandala, Belize’s leading newspaper.

A release from the Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan Chancery’s Office expressed gratitude “for the years of service Bishop Glancy faithfully provided to the people of God in Belize. We wish him all the best and God’s endless blessing in his life.”

Born in Moline, Illinois, in 1960, and a Loyola University, Chicago alumnus, Bishop Glancy professed his first Viatorian vows before spending four years teaching in Bogotá, Colombia.

Ordained in 1993 after his final vows, he co-founded a mission in Corozal Town, Belize in 1997, dedicating years to the local community.

Appointed Auxiliary Bishop in 2012, Bishop Glancy aided Bishop Dorick Wright during his health struggles until Bishop Wright’s resignation in 2017.

Bishop Lawrence Nicasio, who succeeded Bishop Wright, passed away on January 1, leaving the Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan without a bishop following Bishop Glancy’s departure.