|Fr. Martin Ramm, first Episcopal Vicar for the Extraordinary|
Form of the Roman Rite in a German Diocese
(Chur) The Bishop of Chur has appointed the pastor of the personal parish "Saint Maximilian Kolbe", Fr. Martin Ramm FSSP, Episcopal Vicar for the affairs of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite" in the diocese of Chur on June 15th, 2015.
This was announced by the Diocese of Chur on Tuesday. "The appointment does not change anything essential in the existing responsibilities of Father Martin Ramm. However, the bishop of Chur wishes to highlight the special responsibility towards 'the faithful of a specific rite or a particular group of people' (can. 476 CIC)", it said in the press statement of the oldest diocese in Switzerland.
Father Martin Ramm is the first Episcopal Vicar for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in a diocese of the German-speaking area.
Msgr. Vitus Huonder of Trun in the canton of Grisons, has been bishop since 2007. Father Martin Ramm is a son of the famous life law expert, founder and chairman of the Aktion Leben - Germany, Walter Ramm. The sacrament of Holy Orders was conferred on him in 1996 by Hans Hermann Cardinal Groër.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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