Vicar General, Christof Steinert: The message of the Church needs to arrive!

may, in the Meantime, the faithful are under strict rules of hygiene and in compliance with the spacing rules visit the services again, however, the Live-Stream

Vicar General, Christof Steinert: The message of the Church needs to arrive!

may, in the Meantime, the faithful are under strict rules of hygiene and in compliance with the spacing rules visit the services again, however, the Live-Streaming deal remains in place. "In March, we had to restructure ourselves out of necessity. Since then, you can keep track of sermons over the Internet and podcast via WhatsApp listen to," says the Prelate, Steinert, and praises the commitment of many of the 209 parishes, between Bad Karlshafen and Frankfurt. Within a few days, the multi-media conversion, which has been mastered according to him, with flying colours was because "we want to be as a Church fit for the future and it will remain".

1. January 2020-appointed Bishop, Dr. Michael Gerber (50) Canon Prelate Christof Steinert to the vicar General in the diocese of Fulda. The 56-Year-old followed Gerhard Stanke (74) directs since then, the Episcopal administrative authority and is the Deputy of the diocesan Bishop. Previously, Steinert was since 2008 head of personnel in the diocese. He knows the structures. What has changed with the new task for him, he reveals in the

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conversation: "I am involved in all topics, must always be responsive, and finally, in the last instance, the decisions. My work is held in the managing authority, on the Desk, and not in the Church."

the Church must remain authentic.

The biggest concern of the new vicar General: "in contact With the people!" There are, however, a different binding to the members of the Church. "We now come to the home, for example, in your living room and can therefore compensate the lack of natural close." A Church membership is nowadays no longer be taken for granted. The diocese should permanently promote the attractiveness. Part of it, particularly at the present time, the Fears and questions of the faithful to respond.

Nine Department managers, 14 staff and two special Places - so the Ordinariate is established. The diocesan administration is in the new, future-oriented organization made up of four pillars: (1) pastoral care, education and culture, (2) Finance and construction (3) staff (4) Central services. Add to that the responsibility for the Caritas.

The processes can only be obtained by working in a team to maintain and well mastered, especially in a crisis - accounted for Steinert. "The prevention work on the issue of allegations of abuse, will continue to run steadily. We argue that children need safe spaces and to make children strong." The Church, live not only by the Holy spirit, but also that "she has learned from the respective time and positioned in such a way that the messages arrive. To say it short: the Church must be authentic." (Nina Bastian / Christian P. Stadtfeld)

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Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 01:26

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