In his letter, addressed to Msgr. Bonnemain, Cardinal Ouellet indicated that the pope knew that there were serious divisions within the diocese, which dates back to 451 and today covers seven of the 26 cantons of Switzerland, including the canton of Zürich.
Results from Tag: 'swiss diocese rejects bishops'
Local media reported last November that Chur’s cathedral chapter had rejected all three candidates to succeed Huonder proposed by Pope Francis.
The three-candidate list proposed by the Holy See was rejected by the diocese’s Cathedral Chapter, who have the ecclesiastical privilege to elect their bishop, reportedly for being too progressive.