Francis took revenge on Strickland: was Traditionis Custodes the reason?

Tyler Bishop Joseph Strickland said in an initial response after Francis took revenge on him, that "I stand by all the things that were listed as 'complaints' against me" (, November 11).

“I know I didn't implement Traditionis Custodes because I can’t starve out part of my flock.” And, “I’d do it the same way again. I feel very much at peace in the Lord and the Truth that He died for.”

Strickland has closed his old Twitter account "BishopOfTyler" and opened a new one: "Bishop Strickland".

In a statement, Houston Cardinal DiNardo referred to the Apostolic Visitation, which concluded – as it was mandated to do – that “the continuation in office of Bishop Strickland was not feasible.”

DiNardo mentioned that Strickland had been asked to resign on November 9 but had declined. So Francis removed him two days later.