Thursday, October 07, 2004

Pope Names New Austria Bishop

Its the Opus Dei Bishop who investigated and had seminary closed.

From Boston.com / News / World / Europe / Pope names new Austria bishop0:

"John Paul accepted the resignation of Bishop Kurt Krenn as head of the diocese of St. Poelten and named as his successor Bishop Klaus Kueng, who had been appointed by the Vatican to investigate the scandal.

The scandal rocked Austria's Roman Catholic Church and aggravated an exodus of Catholics from the church.

Krenn, who was in charge of the seminary, resigned last week amid an uproar over his handling of the affair.

Kueng, 64, has been serving as bishop of the diocese of Feldkirch in southwestern Austria. He is a member of the conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei, which is admired by the pontiff.

He was named to investigate the scandal after the discovery of as many as 40,000 lurid images, including child pornography, on computers in the seminary.

Kueng closed down the seminary in August."