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Pope names successor to Bishop Mixa

July 08, 2010

One week after Pope Benedict directed retired Bishop Walter Mixa to devote himself to “silence, meditation, and prayer,” the Pontiff on July 8 appointed a new bishop of Augsburg.

Bishop Mixa’s successor is Bishop Konrad Zdarsa. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Dresden-Meissen in 1974, the 66-year-old prelate had served as bishop of Görlitz since 2007.


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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jul. 08, 2010 8:56 PM ET USA

    (via BBC) Bishop Walter Mixa said in a statement that he was "sorry for causing many people grief" without specifying exactly what he meant. -- For an apology like that, I concur with the recommendation for silence.