Kurt Koch (March 15th, 1950 -) is a Swiss prelate of Roman Catholic church, which is currently used as bishop as Basle.
Born with Emmenbrücke, it was ordered with the priesthood on June 20th, 1982. It is titular of a doctorate in crowned theology. August 21st, 1995, he was elected bishop of Basle and was confirmed by with this seat on December 6th following by the pope Jean-Paul II. He was devoted bishop on January 6th, 1997 by the pope himself and Giovanni Battista Re and Jorge María Mejía like Co-consécrateurs.
In 2004, it defended the pope Jean-Paul II front a group of Swiss intellectuals who claimed his resignation. In 2006, it showed opening in the file of the Minaret of the discord roof by claiming more religious liberty for the Chrétiens out of ground of Islam.
June 27th, 2007, it attended a meeting with the cardinal Tarcisio Bertone about the motu landlord Summorum Pontificum. It defended later a declaration of the congregation of the congregation for the doctrines of the faith about the expression Subsistit in.
He was elected president of the Swiss Episcopal conference and the Swiss Conseil of the religions. He had to be opposed to a decision of a Swiss court which gave an opinion about one of its episcopal decisions. He is famous like a combattif prelate and as being of high intellectual stature.
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