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Priest Removed from Swiss Parish for Blessing Lesbian Couple

According to a statement of the diocese of Chur in Switzerland Fr. Wendelin Bucheli, a priest of another diocese, who had been working as a parish priest in Chur, is to return to his home diocese. This priest had blessed a Lesbian couple in his parish Church last year. In response, the Bishop of Chur, H.E. Msgr. Vitus Huonder, has now arranged with the bishop of Lausanne-Geneva-Fribourg, H.E. Msgr. Charles Morerod, to have Fr. Bucheli called back to Fribourg. It appears that Fr. Bucheli  will face no further disciplinary measures after from being removed from his parish, and moved back to his home diocese.