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Two new Personal Parishes in Switzerland

The Diocese of Chur, in central-eastern Switzerland, announced today the canonical erection of two Personal Parishes dedicated to the Traditional Roman Rite (the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite), as envisaged by Summorum Pontificum, art. 10.

Bishop Vitus Huonder established the Personal Parish Maria Immaculata in Oberarth (Canton Schwyz) and the Personal Parish of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, in Thalwil (Canton Zurich - staffed by priests of the Fraternity of Saint Peter/FSSP), both for preexisting communities of Traditional Catholic faithful. The decrees were signed on Feb. 22 and were made public today.


  1. Ligusticus11:16 PM

    Dear New Catholic,
    about this news, I noticed later this (Italian) evening, that even the (German) Radio Vatikan daily Newsletter reported it ; as well as their website:

    That said, again: una gran bella notizia per Coira e la Svizzera tutta!

  2. Gratias7:39 AM

    Wonderful news indeed. Switzerland is a very small country and two new personal FSSP parishes will make a huge difference.

    Gott seid Dank und Merci Vielmals!

    Thanks to good priests such as the Bishop of Chur the Summorum Pontificum law is gradually being implemented. Before 2007 the true Mass was completely Verboten. Now we are allowed to coexist with the Novus Ordo on an equal (sort of) way. This is a major advance for us. The momentum is in the right direction.

    Heilige Vater, vielen Dank fur Summorum Pontificum!

  3. This is great news! I have to see I don't particularly agree with personal parishes as they are somewhat of a novelty but they will definitely attract people to tradition and bless those who attend them


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