Georg Moser

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Georg Moser (born June 10, 1923 in Leutkirch im Allgäu , † May 9, 1988 in Stuttgart ) was Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart .


Georg Moser was born the eighth of eleven children of master blacksmith Alois Moser and his wife Maria, nee. Miller. After the study of Catholic Theology at the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen and the Wilhelmstift he graduated from 1942 to 1947, he received on 19 March 1948, the sacrament of Holy Orders . Then he was vicar in Ludwigsburg and Stuttgart until 1950 and prefect of the Episcopal boarding school Josefinum in Ehingen (Danube) from 1950 to 1953 , before he became a student pastor in Tübingen . There he received his doctorate in theology in 1962 with a dissertation on "The eschatology in catechetical instruction" . In 1961 he took over the management of the Catholic Academy in Stuttgart-Hohenheim .

Pope Paul VI appointed him on October 12, 1970 titular bishop of Thiges and auxiliary bishop in the diocese of Rottenburg . He received the episcopal ordination on November 14th of the same year together with Anton Herre by Bishop Carl Joseph Leiprecht in Stuttgart . Co-consecrators were the auxiliary bishops Wilhelm Sedlmeier from Rottenburg and Karl Gnädinger from Freiburg . Paul VI appointed him on February 25, 1975. to succeed Leipzig as bishop of the Rottenburg diocese, which was renamed Rottenburg-Stuttgart in 1978 .

As the responsible bishop, he tried to resolve the differences that arose in 1968 between the theology professor Hans Küng, who taught at the University of Tübingen, and the Vatican , but this only partially succeeded. Contrary to the representations of Küng in the second volume of his memoirs (2007), an evaluation of Moser's personal documents in 2007 showed that the then Rottenburg bishop fought to the limits of what was possible to prevent Küng's disciplinary action.

From 1972 to 1981 Moser was President of the German section of Pax Christi .

Moser died of a decade-long kidney disease at the age of 64 in Stuttgart. He found his final resting place in the bishop's crypt in the Sülchen cemetery church .

Honors (selection)


Georg Moser is the author of several books, some of which achieved large print runs and have been translated into other languages. These include:


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Hans Küng: Controversial Truth: Memories. Piper, Munich 2007, ISBN 978-3-492-05123-1 .
  2. ^ Bishop Fürst contradicts Küng. Vatican Radio , September 19, 2007, accessed February 13, 2018 .
predecessor Office successor
Karl Joseph Leiprecht Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart
Walter Kasper