Rome clamps down on rebel priest

The Tablet

29 November 2012

The Vatican has stripped a prominent Austrian priest who has spear-heading calls for church reform of his right to use the title monsignor.

Rome also said today that Helmut Schüller was no longer a “Chaplain of His Holiness”, Reuters reported. However he remains a priest.

Fr Schüller, a former vicar-general to Vienna’s archbishop, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, had been given the honorary title in his capacity as head of the
Austrian branch of the Catholic charity Caritas.

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