LANDECK (sica). The former Bishop of Innsbruck Dr. Alois Kothgasser in the Old Widum in Landeck. During an evening of talks with the writer Martin Kolzs, the audience was given deep insights.
From religious and educator to archbishop
die Education officer Martina Pfandler Can high-profile visit in the Old Widum in Landeck received: The former Bishop of Innsbruck, Dr. Alois Kothgasser was in common with the author of his Autobiography “My life in stations”Martin Kolozs as a guest during an evening of talks. “The book has been in circulation for around a year now. In the evening we will examine some of the many stations in more detail and go into more detail.” Writer Martin Kolozswho wrote his autobiography with the bishop.
“The book actually came about by chance,” said Kolosz at the beginning of the evening, giving an insight into how it was made. He wrote a book about the Innsbruck bishops and wanted to learn more about Kothgasser through it. “Dr. Kothgasser took six months to submit my inquiry,” smiled the writer. After the positive feedback, he moved in with the former bishop and spent a few days with him.
“I not only want to portray the public person, but also answer the questions where a bishop comes from and where his roots are. In the dialogue we then traced his life back to his earliest childhood.”
The former Bishop of Innsbruck (1997-2003) and Archbishop Emeritus of Salzburg (2003-2013) later told of his childhood life in the Old Widum. He gave impressions of his parents’ home, looked back on his religious childhood in St. Stefan, Styria, and told humorously but also poignantly about his former wish to work as a merchant’s apprentice, his decision to become a priest and later doubts as to whether he was suitable as a bishop .
The evening of conversation drew a varied, very personal and cheerful (self) portrait of the pastor and Salesian father, whose life took a turn after 16 years at the university in Rome and 16 years as head of the faculty in Benediktbeuern in Upper Bavaria in 1996/97 when he himself opted for the office of bishop.
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