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(kreuz.net, Basel) Msgr Felix Gmür is the new Bishop of Basel, according to the Vatican Press Service.
Pope Benedict XVI, had assumed the choice of the Basel Cathedral on the Feast of the Nativity of Mary on the 8th of September.
Prior to that, Msgr Gmür worked as necktie priest and General Secretary of the Swiss Bishops conference.
A further speculation of the protestant journalist and church-hater Micheal Meier, that it would have been Dennis Theurillat (60), has proven itself to be false.
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Msgr Gmür hales from Luzern. In May 1999 he was ordained a priest.
Previous to that - from 1997 to 2001 - he worked as the pastoral assistant and then as necktie [secular] priest of the Parish of St. Anton in Basel.
By 2004 he studied Biblical Science at the Jesuit University, the Gregorian in Rome.
Msgr Gmür received a Doctorate in Philosophy on Ludwig Wittgenstein's Aesthetic.
From 2004 to 2006 he was active for two years as a neck tie- Subregent in the old Liberal Seminary in Luzern.
For four years he has been the General Secretary of the Bishops Conference.
Msgr Gmür will be consecrated a Bishop on January 16th in Solothurn.
Basel is the largest Diocese in Switzerland with over one Million members.
Editor: We said that Basel would get a "good" Bishop out of this, well, we were wrong.