Pope accepts resignation of 47-year-old prelate in Austria
August 03, 2018
CWN Editor's Note: Dom Anselm Van der Linde, a South African, has served as abbot-ordinary of the Cistercian territorial abbey of Wettingen-Mehrerau, Austria, since 2009; in that capacity, he was responsible for 21 Cistercian monasteries in seven countries. In his resignation letter, described as a surprise in this German-language news report, the prelate said that addressing the sexual abuse scandal “has cost me unbelievable strength and energy.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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