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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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