Friday, April 24, 2009

New head for tumulteous Catholic university

Neumarkt: Bischof Hanke "entmachtet": Bishop Hanke "removed from power.

Archbishop Reinhard Marx of Munich has taken over the Chairmanship of the Foundation Council of the University of Eichstätt from Eichstätt Bishop Gregor Maria Hanke .

The chairman of the Bavarian Bishops' Conference takes the reins at the Catholic University in the hand. Prior to the university statutes being reformed, said Marx. Bavaria's Catholic bishops agreed this in their spring assembly in Altötting. Last year At the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt massive staff infighting occured after Bishop Hanke vetoed an already elected new University President.
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