Loading
Pope replaces ousted Bishop in Austria

.- On Thursday, Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Klaus Kung of Feldkirch, as the new bishop of  the diocese of Sankt Pölten, recently rocked by a sex scandal involving the diocese’s seminary and forced the early resignation of Bishop Kurt Krenn.

The new Bishop, a member of Opus Dei who was appointed Apostolic Visitor to the diocese when the sex scandal sparkd, is well known at the Vatican.

A Medical School graduate, in 1962 he joined Opus Dei and studied theology at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.

He was ordained a priest for the Persoanl Prelature of Opus Dei  on August 23 1970, and  from 1976 to 1989  served as the Regional Vicar of Opus Dei in Austria.

On January 21, 1989 he was appointed Bishop of Feldkirch.

Bishop Küng is a member of the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy  and a Consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A Look at India from Rome
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
Aug
1

Liturgical Calendar

August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:54-58

Gospel
Date
08/01/14
07/31/14
07/30/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 26: 1-9
Gospel:: Mt 13: 54-58

Saint of the Day

St. Alphonsus Liguori »

Saint
Date

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:47-53

Homily
Date
07/31/14
07/30/14
07/29/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: