Bishop: Hot Springs priest requests leave

Published: February 7, 2024

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following statement, Feb. 5, 2024, to clergy, religious, diocesan staff and the people of the Diocese of Little Rock.

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"I am sorry to inform you that Father Tony Robbins has requested a leave of absence for personal reasons, which will be effective Feb. 9, 2024. After that date, he will no longer have faculties to exercise priestly ministry.

"This leave of absence is in no way the result of any misconduct or wrongdoing on Father Robbins’ part, but rather is his own personal decision. I would ask that you respect his privacy during this time and keep him in your prayers.

"And please continue to pray for all priests who work so tirelessly to minister to the spiritual needs of our parishes, schools, and diocese.  

"Sincerely in Christ,
+Anthony B. Taylor
Bishop of Little Rock"