Vatican City, Oct 6, 2004 / 22:00 pm
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.