DAILY CATHOLIC     THANKSGIVING WEEK     November 25-29, 1998     vol. 9, no. 231

NEWS & VIEWS
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AUSTRIAN BISHOPS SEEK VATICAN MEDIATION IN DISPUTE

          VIENNA (CWNews.com) - Two leading bishops said on Monday that they will resolve their public conflict, in which they have accused each other of lying, by asking the Vatican to mediate.

          Bishop Kurt Krenn of St. Poelten initially took Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn of Vienna to task over the Austrian bishops' conference's ad limina report, presented to the Vatican every seven years. Bishop Krenn claimed he was not informed of the contents of the report, including an admission that the bishops mishandled the case of retired Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer, who had been accused of sexual relations with young men and eventually relinquished his ministry.

          Cardinal Schoenborn told Austrian state television last week, "Objectively, what [Bishop Krenn] said was simply not correct." Bishop Krenn replied, "Liars should keep their mouths shut." In a joint statement issued on Monday, the two bishops said they had agreed to ask the Vatican to mediate their dispute.


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Nov 25-29, 1998       volume 9, no. 231
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