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Bishop Who Signed Kazakhstan Declaration Punished?

Last week Chur Auxiliary Bishop Marian Eleganti, a former Benedictine abbot, resigned as the responsible for youth in the Swiss bishops’ conference stating that he had no support from the other bishops. Eleganti hit international news when in February he signed the Kazakhstan declaration against Amoris Laetitia.

The background of the resignation: The bishops had decided with Eleganti’s approval to send Fribourg Auxiliary Bishop Alain de Raemy, a former chaplain of the Swiss Guard to the "youth synod" in October.

Eleganti expected though to be nominated as standby but instead the bishops elected the ultraliberal abbot Urban Federer of Einsiedeln who is a member of the bishops' conference. Eleganti considered this as a vote of no-confidence and resigned.

Picture: Marian Eleganti, © Liebermary, Wikicommons, CC BY-SA, #newsDasrujcdey

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