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Monday, September 14, 2015

Cardinal Kurt Koch, Pope's special envoy to the 1500th anniversary of the Swiss Abbey of Saint-Maurice

Vatican City, 13 September 2015 (VIS) – In a letter published today, written in Latin and dated 8 August, the Holy Father appoints Cardinal Kurt Koch president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, as his special envoy to the closing celebration of the 1500th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland, to be held on 22 September.

The mission accompanying the cardinal will be composed of Bishop Markus Buchel of Sankt Gallen and president of the Conference of Swiss Bishops, and Rev. Dom Marc de Pothuau,O.Cist., Cistercian Abbey of Hauterive, Fribourg.

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