Today at noon the Diocese of Augsburg made the following decision known: Bishop Konrad Zdarsa of Gorlitz assumes the Southwest Bavarian Diocese. 'Pressplitter'
Named just before the Summer Vacation:
"Pope Benedict XVI has chosen the Bishop of Gorlitz, Msgr Konrad Zdarsa as the successor for Bishop Walter Mixa as the Bishop of Augsburg. The Vatican made this information public on Thursday. The document has the date of Wednesday, was also signed before the Pope's summer vacation." [Eponymous notes: which means he chose this Bishop himself]
'From the report of German 'Katolischen Nachrichtenagentur'.
"He is a promoted canon lawyer and studied in Rome. [Bishop] Zdarsa is valued as a proven conservative. His selection proclaims "For HE is our Peace".
From a report of the German 'Katholiscen Nachrichtenagentur'.
The Labels Correspond to Reality
"It would be false to mistake Bishop Zdarsa with a label, which are so beloved of inner-Church hostiles, but which wear upon the life of the Church. The faithful in any case have little interest, if one puts [Msgr] Zdarsa to the left or the right. They desire a Bishop, who transcends these mental barriers -- through example and encouragement, through an unostentatious lived piety, through personal integrity and bearing, but also through a clear witness of faith, undisturbed by the Zeitgeist.
From a commentary by Markus Günther, Chefredakteur the Newspaper, ‘Augsburger Allgemeine’.
Standing Orders from the ‘Süddeutschen’
"In Saint Ulrich's Publishers [...] the business director Dirk Herman Voss still gives the tone, who as media coordinator of Bishop Mixa had participated in the turbulence in the Diocese related to Bishop Mixa. He is considered to be the string-puller of the conservative church wing in the Diocese, many priests and laymen have confirmed this int he past: Voss must go. [Msgr] Zdarsa can expect therefore great provocations. Simultaneously, Augsburgers wait on his reputation as a peacemaker.
From the article of the in the previously cited naming of Bishop Zdarsa in the ‘Süddeuschen’.
"[Msgr] Zdarsa, who is at this time the Bishop of the smallest Catholic Diocese in Germany, is also being discussed as the successor of [Bishop] Mixa as military Bishop.
From a report in the newspaper 'Frankfurter Allgemeine'
Praise from the False Corner
"Bavaria's [Abortion and Homo-] Culture Minister Ludwig Spaenle shows himself to be overjoyed, that a successor for [Bishop] Mixa had been found. The ruling of the Holy See shows itself as forceful and welcome. The selection of the Bishop is in the sense of state government. Only could one further develop the Diocese of Augsburg effectively.
From a Report of 'Bavarian Rundfunks'.
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Note: bracketed titles before Bishop Mixa's name were added by us at Eponymous.