Argentine Bishop Bargallo quits over ‘amorous ties’ row
Posted by doctore0 on June 27, 2012
Go back to the beach and kiss that woman all summer long, you’re too old for imaginary friends!
The Pope has accepted the resignation of an Argentine bishop after the publication of pictures showing him embracing a woman on a Mexican beach.
Bishop Fernando Bargallo, 57, was photographed in the sea, hugging a woman in a bikini.
He initially said she was a childhood friend, but later admitted to having had “amorous ties” with her.
Bishop Bargallo was in charge of the diocese of Merlo-Moreno, in the province of Buenos Aires.
The scandal broke last week, when an Argentine television station broadcast pictures of Monsignor Bargallo on holiday at a beach resort in Mexico in the company of a woman.
In one of the pictures, he is seen half-submerged in the water, embracing a woman in a bikini