Thursday, February 19, 2009

Austrian Church says Father Wagner's withdrawal official- but still no formal word.

Reactions – Das Online-Portal der Katholischen Kirche in Österreich

"The Holy See has confirmed the request of Gerhard Maria Wagner to withdraw his nomination as Bishop of Linz ," stressed the spokesman of the Archdiocese of Vienna, Erich Leitenberger, on Thursday in response to journalists' questions. What Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn after the extraordinary consultation with the Austrian diocesan bishops had announced on Monday, had already been on Sunday confirmed in discussion with the competent Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re.

Cathcon: something is cooking.
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