Friday, May 30, 2014

Canon Stephan Burger new Archbishop of Freiburg

Edit: this priest has just been appointed to one of the most powerful sees in Germany. He replaces the Old Liberal Archbishop Robert Zollitsch. We guess he’ll get a cardinal’s hat before than Moraglia, the Patriarch of Venice. More later.

(Freiburg im Breisgau) The Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau has a new archbishop.The successor of Archbishop Robert Zollitsch is the former head of the Archdiocesan Offizialat [Chancellor], Canon Stephan Burger. Archbishop Burger was born on April 29, 1962 in Freiburg. There he studied theology at the Theological Faculty of the University and was ordained priest on 20 May 1990 for the Archdiocese. After parish ministry, among others, in Tauberbischofsheim and Pforzheim, he obtained a degree in canon law in 2006 at the University of Münster. In the same year he was appointed to the archiepiscopal church court. At the same time he was still active in parish ministry in Kaiserstuhl-Burkheim. In 2013 he was appointed canon of the cathedral chapter.
Tutilo, the brother of the new archbishop is Abbot of the Benedictine Beuron.


  1. Is he liberal, conservative, traditional? I guess he can't be worse

  2. "Not only does this appointment continue the rejuvenation of the German episcopate, it also indicates that the appointments under Pope Francis seem to continue in the vein of those under Pope Benedict XVI. Archbishop-elect Stephan Burger is, it would seem, liturgically quite sound and well educated in canon law. He also has pastoral experience, maintained ever since his first years as a priest."

  3. He can't possibly be worse than +++Zolitsch who was distributing homosexual propaganda during the Pope's visit.