Pope accepts resignation of 47-year-old prelate in Austria 

[“Burned out” in his struggle to govern and clean up the Cistercian order (male and female) especially of sodomy and sexual abuse in its institutions (monasteries and schools) in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and the US; appointed for that position and purpose by B16 in 2009! Will FrankenPope replace him with someone more “pliable”? – AQ Tom]
Catholic World News – 8/3/18
Dom Anselm Van der Linde, a South African, has served as abbot-ordinary of the Cistercian territorial abbey of Wettingen-Mehrerau, Austria, since 2009; in that capacity, he was responsible for 21 Cistercian monasteries in seven countries. In his resignation letter, described as a surprise in this German-language news report [and La Stampa’s Vatican Insider – AQ Tom], the prelate said that addressing the sexual abuse scandal “has cost me unbelievable strength and energy.”
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One comment on “Pope accepts resignation of 47-year-old prelate in Austria 

  1. This sad news is particularly distressing. Where, in the name of St. Peter Damian, has this cancer NOT spread? That a man, a young man in his prime! can no longer endure the heat of this battle testifies to the diabolical strength of the enemy.

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