Are Archbishop Wolfgang Haas and his Vicar General Markus Walser trapped in Covid? A week ago a Whatsapp group called for prayer for both people. The Chancellor of the Curia, the Triesner Pastor Roland Casutt, indirectly confirmed that he would die on Tuesday to the “Volksblatt.li” newspaper.
Casutt did not deny the rumors. However, he kept a low profile on related questions from Volksblatt.li. One will not carry any clinical pictures outwards. The archbishopric is functional, so there is no reason to communicate, the newspaper quotes the chancellor.
The Liechtenstein theologian Günther Boss told kath.ch that last Tuesday’s appeal on Whatsapp drew attention to the health of the archbishop and his vicar general. Haas is 73 years old.
Treated at the St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital
In the Principality of Liechtenstein it is known that Vicar General Walser is being treated for pneumonia in the St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital. Now he is back in Vaduz.
Kath.ch was able to reach the vicar general by phone on Tuesday. But the fact is that he does not give any information.
No protection in church services
According to Boss, Archbishop Wolfgang Haas is in isolation in his home in Schellenberg FL. The public was not informed whether Haas and Walser were vaccinated against Covid. Various priests are known to have refused to be vaccinated.
The Church in the Principality currently has one of the most liberal protection concepts in church services. Communion in the mouth is usually given. That worries a lot of people, Boss thinks that the fear you might have been infected in church. Various priests had warned against vaccination. Boss called the chaplain in Triesen Sebastian Harwardt.
The archbishop’s critics regret that the archbishopric does not go public with a press release and clarify the illness of the two leading men in the diocese leadership, says Boss. (gs)
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