But the 76-year-old prelate from Zambia finds himself more shunned than celebrated, even by his ideological allies.
Many of the established movements pushing for optional celibacy are keeping a cautious distance. Milingo's flamboyant style and unusual associations - including the Rev. Sun Myung Moon - are simply too edgy for those trying to work within the system to alter centuries-old church views on marriage and the priesthood.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
More on Archbishop Milingo
Can't keep his own allies close: