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Resignations and Appointments, 17.05.2018

Resignation of bishop of St. Pölten, Austria, and appointment of successor

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of St. Pölten, Austria, presented by H.E. Msgr. Klaus Küng.

The Pope has appointed as bishop of St. Pölten, Austria, H.E. Msgr. Alois Schwarz, transferring him from the see of Gurk.

H.E. Msgr. Alois Schwarz

H.E. Msgr. Alois Schwarz was born in Hollenthon, in the archdiocese of Wien, on 14 June 1952. He carried out his studies in philosophy and theology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Wien.

He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1976 and incardinated in the archdiocese of Wien.

From 1976 to 1978 he held the role of parish vicar in Gloggnitz.

From 1978 to 1984 he was assistant at the

From 1978 to 1984 he was assistant at the Pastoral and Kerygmatic Institute of the University of Wien and professor of homiletics. Since 1983 he has also held the office of prefect of studies in the major seminary.

In 1981 he graduated in theology.

From 1983 to 1992 he was parish priest in Krumbach.

In 1987 he was appointed as director of the Pastoral Office of the archdiocese of Wien and in 1990, canon of the Cathedral Chapter. He has also served as president of the Directors of Austrian Pastoral Offices and President of the Pastoral Commission, as well as of the National Pastoral Institute.

On 27 December 1996 he was elected as titular bishop of Matara di Numidia, and auxiliary of Wien, receiving episcopal consecration on 22 February 1997.

On 22 May 2001 he was appointed as bishop of Gurk.