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The Holy Father confirmed the election of Fr. Vinzenz Wohlwend as the new abbot of Wettingen-Mehrerau and president of the Congregation of Mehrerau.

VinzenzWohlwendAbbot Vinzenz was elected on September 19, 2018, but, as an abbot of a territorial abbey and as a member of the Austrian Episcopal Conference, it was necessary to wait for the confirmation of the Pope before announcing the election and installing him as the 54th abbot of Wettingen-Mehrerau.

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The Holy Father confirmed the election of Fr. Vinzenz Wohlwend as the new abbot of Wettingen-Mehrerau and president of the Congregation of Mehrerau.

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