Pope appoints new administrator for troubled Austrian diocese
June 28, 2019
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).The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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