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A Haut-Valaisan bishop

Peter Bürcher said he was “surprised” by the papal decision.

Vitus Huonder is no longer the Bishop of Chur. Pope Francis has appointed the 73-year-old Haut-Valaisan Peter Bürcher as apostolic administrator. He will assume the temporary charge of the diocese until the succession of Vitus Huonder is settled. The diocese of Chur announced yesterday that the Pope had accepted the withdrawal of the 77-year-old bishop, after …

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