The bishop of Sankt Polten
diocese, Kurt Krenn, refused to believe it but the Vatican did: it immediately appointed Bishop Kung, the Ordinary of the Austrian diocese of Feldkirch, with plenipotentiary powers to take action.
Krenn was eventually named to head the diocese of Sankt Polten
where he quickly termed renewal-minded Catholics as anti-Christs and compared one lay reform group's 1995 petition for change to the 1938 plebiscite welcoming Hitler to Austria.
Kung arrived in Sankt Polten
on the morning of July 21 to begin his inquest.
During World War II, Konig did parish work in his home diocese of Sankt Polten
Schonborn's reputation as an administrator has been tarnished in recent months by perceived gaffes ranging from the way he fired his popular vicar general Coy placing a note on his doorstep) to his failure to reprimand ultraconservative Bishop Kurt Krenn of Sankt Polten
, whose abrasive style has alienated many Austrians.
Despite Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schonborn's recent call for a moratorium on debate inside the Austrian Catholic church, a new front opened recently in the pages of a newspaper close to Bishop Kurt Krenn of Sankt Polten
5 without any response to demands for the removal of the bishop of Sankt Polten
, Kurt Krenn (NCR, Dec.
Instead, Austrians find themselves cast in a national soap opera surrounding the ultraconservative Bishop Kurt Krenn of the Sankt Polten
During a Monday morning floor speech, Kurt Krenn of Sankt Polten
said, "Some of the propositions don't correspond with the teaching of the church.
To get a sense of the depth of those divisions, NCR spoke with Kurt Krenn, the bishop of Sankt Polten
, and Helmut Kratzl, auxiliary bishop of Vienna.
She cited as an example the reaction when Bishop Kurt Krenn of Sankt Polten
fired a priest for bringing charges against Groer.
Krenn was eventually named to the diocese of Sankt Polten