Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Felix Gmür’

Swiss bishops’ president calls for end of priestly celibacy

Thursday, September 28th, 2023
Priestly celibacy

The Swiss Bishops’ Conference president has voiced strong support for the abolition of priestly celibacy, a tradition he believes no longer resonates with modern society. In a candid interview with the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) am Sonntag, Bishop Felix Gmür (pictured) also acknowledged past mistakes in addressing abuse cases within the Catholic Church and called Read more

Call for laity to be involved in appointment of bishops

Monday, November 16th, 2020
bishops appointments

Swiss bishop of Basel, Felix Gmür, is calling for the laity to be involved in the appointment of bishops. Gmür says the Church’s history shows that over time there have been different election procedures for bishops. “It was only with the publication of the ecclesiastical code of law (CIC) in 1917 that the right to Read more