Post by Admin on Apr 13, 2019 12:45:02 GMT
Posted on Non Possumus April 11, 2019 [translated via Google Translate]
COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE DIOCESE OF CHUR ABOUT THE RESIDENCE OF BISHOP HUONDER AT THE FSSPX
Regarding the residence of Mons. Vitus Huonder after his retirement (Communiqué)
As for the residence of Mons. Vitus Huonder after finishing his duties as bishop of Chur, various information has appeared in the media. The following should be taken into account:
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and President of the then Commission "Ecclesia Dei", Cardinal Gerhard Müller, after a conversation with Pope Francis in June 2016, confirmed to Mons. Vitus Huonder the existing mandate from the 2015:
"Continue the dialogue with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X around the specific themes of theological and pastoral nature, as well as develop formulas of encounter and closeness in order to deepen fraternal relations in order to foster an increasingly favorable and constructive climate ".
This mandate, of which the Apostolic Nuncio and the Swiss Episcopal Conference have been informed (letter of the Nuncio of June 27, 2016), is not linked to the office of diocesan bishop and is not limited in time. The election of the future residence of Wangs / SG is related to this mandate. In March 2019, Bishop Vitus personally informed Pope Francis of his decision to settle in Wangs. The fact that the transfer to Wangs has been delayed is due to the fact that the succession in the bishopric of Chur has not yet been regulated.
Link: Schreiben von Kardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller vom 11. Juni 2016 (pdf) [This link leads to the letter that appears below in this entry. NP Note]
Chur, April 11, 2019
Episcopal Representative for the Media and Communication
Meanwhile, this site reports that Bishop Huonder "has already transported some of his belongings to Wangs" (NP Note).
Translation of this letter:
Vatican City, June 11, 2016
With regard to His letter of May 18 of the present addressed to the Holy Father, regarding the development of relations with the Sacerdotal Fraternity of St. Pius X, I am pleased to inform you that, after an interview with the Holy Father, this Pontifical Commission considers It is enough to confirm the mission given to you in the letter of July 4, 2015, to continue the dialogue on specific topics of a theological and pastoral nature with the aforementioned Fraternity, also developing forms of encounter and closeness in order to consolidate relationships fraternal to favor an increasingly favorable and constructive climate.
This Pontifical Commission kindly asks to be informed periodically about the results of their work.
This initiative will be announced to the Apostolic Nunciature of Switzerland so that it gives the necessary information to the President of the Episcopal Conference.
Reiterating our sincere gratitude for Your precious collaboration, I take this opportunity to confirm my feelings of great consideration.
Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller