Bishop Werth at Bishop Walter Kasper’s
Bischof Werth bei Bischof Walter Kasper
"Bishop Werth at Bishop Walter Kasper’s." Volk auf dem Weg, December 1993.
Translation from German to English by Ingeborg Wallner Smith,
Western Springs, Illinois
In connection with the 15th pilgrimage of the Russian-Germans to Ave
Maria bei Deggingen, in the diocese Stuttgart-Rottenburg, Bishop J.
Werth also visited the Bishop of Rottenburg, Walter Kasper. They talked
about real Caritas questions. Bishop Werth is looking for an experienced
Caritas worker, to develop his own Caritas in Siberia.
|Bishop Werth and Bishop
The bishop was accompanied by Pater Eugen Reinhardt, as well as
by the two priests, Johannes Gräßle, Kornwestheim and
Franz Pitzal, Renningen. The discussion lasted one hour.
The two priests from Renningen and Kornwestheim wish to contribute
along with this year’s Star Singer Action (Sternsingeraktion)
so that a children’s shelter can built as fast as possible;
a kindergarten is a grand and important matter for the new diocese.
The church in Siberia wishes to make an effort to create more and
more of the conditions that will make possible a life worthy of
Bishop Werth and his companions also visited the minster-president
Erwin Teufel in Stuttgart. They had a long lively and open discussion
with each other about the future of the Russina-Germans. Both of
them were of the opinion that the gate to Germany must remain open.
An announcement that resettlement would stop would only produce
panic and would induce still more people to resettle in a hurry.
Minister-president Erwin Teufel and Bishop Walter Kasper offered
to help the bishop, insofar as this is in the realm of the possible.
Our appreciation is extended to Ingeborg Smith for translation
of this article.
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