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Pope appoints new administrator for troubled Austrian diocese

June 28, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Werner Freistetter, the head of Austria’s military ordinariate, as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Gurk. A June 28 announcement from the Vatican added that an apostolic visitation of the Gurk diocese “is still underway.” In December the previous administrator, Msgr. Engelbert Guggenberger, released a report of “massive public accusations” of financial misconduct by Bishop Alois Schwarz, whom Pope Francis had earlier transferred to another Austrian diocese (Sankt Pölten).

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