CNA Newsroom, Jul 3, 2023 / 09:27 am
The professor of moral and spiritual theology who was rejected by the Vatican for the role of dean at a seminary in Italy publicly denounced the decision on Monday.
Father Martin Lintner, OSM, who teaches at the Philosophical-Theological College in Brixen (PTH Brixen), issued a personal statement July 3, which was released by the college.
He leveled several serious accusations against the Vatican, saying the decision not to make him dean “casts doubt on the success of synodality” and is part of a larger “institutional problem,” reported CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news agency partner.
The PTH Brixen, located in the northern Italian region of South Tyrol (Alto Adige), is an important institution in the traditionally German-speaking region and serves as the academic training center for the Diocese of Bolzano-Bressanone.