Grandmother of four will run part of diocese…

Swiss Diocese appoints Woman to succeed Vicar General

On May 19, 2020, the Swiss diocese of Lausanne, Geneva, and Fribourg announced on its web site that its “bishop”, Charles Morerod, O.P., has made an appointment to replace the outgoing episcopal vicar (vicar general) for the German-speaking Fribourg region of the diocese. The post is currently held by “Fr.” Pascal Marquard, who will transition to a parish in his hometown of Zurich. Effective Aug. 1, the new man on the job will be — a woman.

Yes, you read that right. Morerod appointed 60-year-old married laywoman Marianne Pohl-Henzen to succeed his vicar general.

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‘Accompaniment’ in Fribourg…

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Society of St. Pius X:

Novus Ordo Bishop permits Lefebvrists to use Diocesan Churches

November 1, 1970, marks the official founding of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s Society of Saint Pius X. On that day, the local ordinary approved the Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Pii X (FSSPX or, in the United States, simply SSPX) for his diocese of Lausanne, Geneve et Fribourg (Switzerland) as a pious union (unio pia) on an experimental basis.

Before the official approval, however, the first seminarians gathered together in Fribourg in the fall of 1969, and thus the Lefebvrists are celebrating their big anniversary already.

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