This morning the nominated five minute Bishop of Linz woke up relieved. The regional 'Oberösterreichischen Nachrichten rushed to the front line of the battle against Father. Wagner.
(kreuz.net, Linz) "This resignation has been done voluntarily."
Said Fr Wagner who two weeks ago was appointed Auxilliary Bishop of Linz, to the regional radio show 'Morning Journal' on Austrian radio.
Hw. Wagner was relieved this morning: "In comparison to the previous nights."
Now he inwardly feels free: "There are many who are happy about my decision, but also many who are not happy about it."
The nominated Bishop had detected from the beginning an often ruthless and unloving resistance to his appointment
He then asked himself what's good for the church and had then decided against taking office
He will also remain parish priest and pastor in Windischgarsten: "I am pleased so far and am now again, I am totally devoted to this task can be."
Who the new Bishop will be in Linz, he did not know. Cathcon- much media buzz this morning about whether anyone else will be appointed.
The special meeting of the Austrian Bishops takes place at 10.00 clock in the archbishop's palace in Vienna in spite of the resignation. The theme is still the church crisis.
It is already clear that the bishops will be careful, not to give the real reasons for it.
The Vatican did not seek his resignation. Bishop Kapellari of Steiermark says that it is no reason for jubilation. You can say that again.
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