Walter Mixa

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Bishop Walter Mixa (2008)

Walter Johannes Mixa (born April 25, 1941 in Königshütte , Upper Silesia ) is a retired Roman Catholic bishop . He was Bishop of Eichstätt from 1996 to 2005 and Bishop of Augsburg from 2005 to 2010 . From 2000 to 2010 he was also the Catholic military bishop in Germany.


After the expulsion from Upper Silesia in 1945, Mixa's family settled in Heidenheim an der Brenz . Mixa first attended the natural science high school in Heidenheim (active there in the Bund New Germany ), later the late vocational school St. Josef der Oblaten of St. Franz von Sales Fockenfeld . In 1964 he graduated from high school here. Mixa studied from 1964 to 1970 philosophy and Catholic theology in Dillingen and Friborg (Switzerland) and was on July 20, 1969 deacon and on 27 June 1970 in the study Church to Dillingen by Josef Stimpfle for priests ordained . Then he was a research assistant at Hermann Lais at the chair of dogmatic theology Catholic at the newly established Faculty of the University of Augsburg and was with the thesis "The Evolution of the person through faith, hope and love after Martin Deutinger " the doctor of theology doctorate . At the same time he worked as a parish vicar in Weilach near Schrobenhausen and as a religion teacher at several schools.

In 1975 Mixa became pastor of Schrobenhausen and regional dean of the diocese region of Old Bavaria (deaneries Schrobenhausen, Neuburg / Donau, Pfaffenhofen) and, from 1983, also head of further training for priests in the diocese of Augsburg and a member of the examination commission for the second service examination for priests. Mixa was also represented in diocesan bodies: as a member of the Pastoral Council of the Diocese of Augsburg (1977, 1993) and of the Priest Council (1984, 1987, 1993). As an honorary ecclesiastical title, he was appointed to the Episcopal Spiritual Council in 1982 and to His Holiness's Honorary Chaplain in 1984 . For a short time Mixa was also Dean of Schrobenhausen. Mixa is an honorary member of the Rotarian Club Schrobenhausen- Aichach .

Diocesan bishop of Eichstätt, of Augsburg and military bishop

Mixa (left) and Karlheinz Knebel , Vicar General of the Diocese of Augsburg (2008)

Shortly after being appointed dean, Mixa was appointed bishop of Eichstätt on February 24, 1996 by Pope John Paul II . On March 23, he received the episcopal ordination through his predecessor, later Archbishop of Bamberg Karl Braun , in Eichstätter Cathedral ; Co- consecrators were the Apostolic Nuncio in Germany, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo , and the Augsburg Bishop Viktor Josef Dammertz OSB . He was the 80th successor to Willibald von Eichstätt on the Eichstätter bishop's chair, and he himself consecrated his successor Gregor Maria Hanke together with Archbishop Ludwig Schick on December 2, 2006 .

In the area of ​​the German Bishops' Conference (DBK) he was a member of the Commission for Pastoral Care Issues (III) and the sub-commission for women's issues. He also became Deputy Chairman of the Commission for Liturgical Questions (V) of the DBK and a member of the Commission for Marriage and Family (XI) of the DBK.

As Bishop of Eichstätt, Mixa Magnus Cancellarius was at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and chairman of the board of trustees of the Catholic University of Eichstätt. In 1997 Mixa was accepted into the European Academy of Sciences and Arts . In the same year he was accepted into the Knightly Order of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem , whose prior of the Bavarian Order Province he was. Bishop Mixa is an honorary member of the Catholic student associations WKSt.V. Unitas Frankonia Eichstätt and KAV Capitolina Rom in the CV . In 1998, Bishop Mixa founded the Collegium Orientale as a special institution of the Diocese of Eichstätt to better get to know the oriental rites existing in the Catholic Church and to increase the number of students at the University of Eichstätt.

On August 31, 2000 he was appointed Catholic military bishop for the German Armed Forces by Pope John Paul II . For the XX. World Youth Day 2005 Mixa organized a work week of military chaplaincy with more than 200 soldiers of the Bundeswehr as well as guests of the armed forces of Argentina, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain, Hungary and of the USA. "Military chaplaincy means to be the church among the soldiers," he said on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Catholic military chaplaincy at a festive service in the St. John's Basilica in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Mixa was born on July 16, 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI. appointed Bishop of Augsburg and introduced into his new office on October 1, 2005.

Coat of arms and motto

Bishop of Eichstätt

The coat of arms is divided into two parts and shows a white / silver bishop's staff on a red background, the coat of arms of the diocese of Eichstätt. In the back, the personal coat of arms in the middle, the Christ monogram IHS on a blue background in gold, above it a red cross on a white background, and below it a red pilgrim shell on a white background .

Blue, the color of fidelity and faith, stands for God's fidelity to the promises made in the old covenant, which he redeemed in Jesus Christ. 2. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians ( 2 Cor 1.20  EU ). The pilgrim shell is reminiscent of the parish of St. Jakobus in Schrobenhausen, where he worked as a pastor until he was appointed bishop.

Mixa's coat of arms as the bishop of Augsburg

Behind the shield is the bishop's cross, above it the green galero (bishop's hat ) with the six green tassels (fiocchi) hanging down. (see also " Church Heraldry ")

His motto is Jesus Hominum Salvator ("Jesus, the savior of men") (Latin Christ monogram ).

Bishop of Augsburg

Heraldic shield divided into four, shows the diocese coat of arms of Augsburg in fields 1 and 4 in the colors red and white. Field 2 the Christ monogram , inside the silver shell, as a symbol for the baptism that takes us into Jesus' death and resurrection. In field 3 the " Ulrichskreuz " (St. Ulrich, diocese patron) on a blue background .

The coat of arms is framed by the bishop's cross, the galero (prelate's hat), the Fiocchi and the motto.


After several weeks of media reports on allegations of abuse and embezzlement, Mixa offered Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2010. his resignation from the office of Bishop of Augsburg and from that of the military bishop of the Bundeswehr in order to "avert further damage to the church and enable a new beginning". His advisor Dirk Hermann Voss , who was considered to be jointly responsible for Mixa's external presentation - his interview with Panorama in April 2010 was particularly contentious - was dismissed from his position as Mixa's media advisor. Mixa wrote to the Pope three days after the offer of resignation. On May 8th, one day after preliminary investigations by the Ingolstadt public prosecutor's office into sexual abuse against Mixa, which were later discontinued due to insufficient suspicion, Pope Benedict XVI. the resignation request. He referred to a paragraph of canon law that provides for the retirement of a clergyman because of illness or “other serious reasons” (Can 401 § 2). The cathedral chapter of the diocese of Augsburg then elected the Augsburg auxiliary bishop Josef Grünwald as diocesan administrator . A festival service planned for July 18, 2010 in Augsburg Cathedral on the occasion of Mixa's 40th priest anniversary was canceled by the diocesan instructions and a public celebration by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re , Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Bishops, was prohibited in writing. A request from Mixa to celebrate his jubilee as a priest in the Wigratzbad prayer center was rejected by the diocesan instructions.

On July 8, 2010 the Vatican appointed Konrad Zdarsa as Mixa's successor as bishop of the diocese of Augsburg.

Walter Mixa now lives in the Gunzenheim district of Kaisheim.

Controversy after resignation

On May 20, 2010, priests and lay people from the diocese of Augsburg published the so-called “Pentecost Declaration” on the Internet, which was signed by 4,132 people by June 30, around 800 of them on the first day. The Pentecost declaration comprises 20 sentences; three of them are particularly related to Mixa:

“Looking back, we ask how it came about that Dr. Walter Mixa became Bishop of Augsburg and previously Bishop of Eichstätt despite warnings from many responsible persons. We also ask which systemic factors contributed to the fact that he was able to carry out his office in a way that now leaves many wounds and deep divisions in the diocese. [...] Personnel decisions from the term of office of Bishop Dr. Mixa must be questioned and corrected if necessary. "

Mixa's lawyer Gerhard Decker publicly criticized the diocese of Augsburg because, in Mixa's opinion, it had unjustifiably forwarded the suspicion of sexual abuse to the Vatican and made it public. Mixa also wrote to the diocese of Augsburg directly . The letter, in which Mixa apparently asserts his innocence, was read out at a conference of the deans and, "as it was called", was received with great reluctance. On June 12, 2010 Mixa moved back into his office in Augsburg. The diocese of Augsburg then set him a deadline to move out of the bishop's palace.

Mixa announced in mid-June that in July 2010 with Pope Benedict XVI. to speak personally. The Archbishop of Munich and Freising Reinhard Marx publicly criticized Mixa for the behavior after his resignation and rejected his allegations.

On June 23, 2010 Mixa announced his departure from the episcopal residence and withdrew the accusation that he had been urged to resign from office due to a church intrigue . He no longer questioned his resignation.

On the same day, the Diocese of Augsburg published a letter from Mixa, in which he asked the victims for forgiveness.

On March 21, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI called Mixa in the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care , which was dissolved on January 1, 2017.

Positions and controversies

Bundeswehr mission

Mixa repeatedly criticized the Bundeswehr's mission in the Congo , "because the political meaning and the specific interest of the mission are not obvious". He proposed a memorial for the Bundeswehr soldiers killed in combat operations. This “place of private and public remembrance” should help individuals and society in dealing with experiences of loss.

Holocaust and Israel

At an event organized by the Dinkelsbühler CSU on Political Ash Wednesday on February 25, 2009, Mixa again caused discussions when, initially with a view to the Bishop of the Pius Brotherhood Williamson, he described the genocide of the Jews in Europe during the Second World War as a “horrific crime against six Millions "denotes fellow human beings, to which he also compared the number of" nine million abortions "in previous years since 1976" in Germany alone ". As a result, there was criticism, particularly from some Jewish organizations in Germany.

In March 2007, during the visit of the Permanent Council of the German Bishops' Conference to Israel, he spoke of a “ ghetto-like situation” in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel , which was “almost racism ”. This comparison sparked outrage in Germany and Israel.

Family policy

In February 2007, Mixa criticized the plans of the then Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen and sparked a controversy. The bishop described plans by the Family Ministry to cut other family benefits to finance new childcare facilities as a “socio-political scandal”. "Ms. von der Leyen's family policy does not primarily serve the child's welfare or the strengthening of the family, but is primarily aimed at recruiting young women as a labor reserve for the industry," said Mixa in an audience for the board of the family association of the Catholics of his diocese. The “thought patterns of the Family Ministry” reminded “in an oppressive way” of the “ideology of state childcare for children in the former GDR ”. Anyone who, with state funding, induces mothers to give their children into state care shortly after birth, "degrades women to a 'birthing machine'".

In October 2008, he described the planned increase in child benefit of ten euros per month , which he assessed as insufficient, as "an insult and gross disregard for the benefits of families for our society".


In his Easter sermon in 2009 Mixa turned against atheistic tendencies within society and called a godless society "hell on earth". Mixa sees this thesis confirmed by totalitarian ideologies and regimes such as National Socialism and Communism , which "have cruelly demonstrated the inhumanity of the atheism practiced [...] in the past century [...] with their penal camps, their secret police and their mass murders" " . Likewise, people in the present are "economically and morally exploited through ungodly behavior."

These statements led to sometimes violent criticism from atheists and non-denominational, u. a. Mixa was accused of falsifying history . Michael Schmidt-Salomon from the Giordano Bruno Foundation criticized the bishop: “If you know that the Jews were accused of godlessness during the Nazi era , you can see how perfidious Mixa's argumentation is.” Rather, “ freethinkers' associations were dissolved by the Nazis , avowed atheists have been persecuted ”. The chairman of the International Federation of Non-Denominational and Atheists , Rudolf Ladwig , declared that the bishop's assertion that humanity automatically grows out of faith was “completely untenable” and was also “part of a long-term church strategy, the history of one's own institution with regard to fascism historical to be incorrectly discharged ”.

Sexual abuse

In connection with numerous cases of abuse in Catholic institutions that became known in 2010 , Mixa also made the " sexual revolution " of the 1960s and 1970s jointly responsible for the increasing abuse of minors, including in church institutions of those years. He said: "The so-called sexual revolution, in the course of which particularly progressive moral critics also called for the legalization of sexual contact between adults and minors, is certainly not innocent."

Mixa and the AfD

Mixa gave a speech at the New Year's reception of an AfD city ​​council in Stuttgart in 2019 .

On May 24, 2019, two days before the European elections, he had accepted an invitation from Augsburg's AfD member of the state parliament and city councilor Markus Bayerbach to give a lecture on the subject of “Islamization? Christianity ”. The Augsburg Bishop Konrad Zdarsa asked Walter Mixa to refrain from appearing at this event, as he had not been coordinated with either Bishop Zdarsa or the diocese leadership; apparently "the bishop emeritus is not aware that his behavior is causing great annoyance among many people, especially numerous believers, and thus causing serious damage to the diocese of Augsburg and the church as a whole". Mixa then canceled the lecture.



From the end of March 2010, allegations by former children in the home became known. According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung , Mixa is said to have beaten home children underage as pastor of Schrobenhausen in the 1970s and 1980s, according to several affidavits . The government of Upper Bavaria then began an examination of the allegations of abuse. The Augsburg bishopric and Mixa themselves rejected the allegations. Mixa also received support from the Augsburg Diocesan Council of Catholics and from former chaplains.

The special investigator commissioned by the Schrobenhausen Orphanage Foundation, lawyer Sebastian Knott, said on April 16, 2010 that, according to his previous knowledge, there was no "culture of beating" in the St. Josef children's home. On the same day Mixa admitted that he “couldn't rule out” having slapped young people “20 or 30 years ago” . However, he continued to reject beating allegations. The German Bishops' Conference initially supported Mixa, but shortly afterwards advised him to take a break from office and made this public. Politicians from various parties also called for Mixa to resign from his office. On April 21, 2010, Mixa finally offered the Vatican his resignation. On May 8, 2010, the Pope accepted this resignation. Mixa described it as a fault of his own not to have immediately admitted that he had not been able to rule out all corporal punishment. Nevertheless, with the best will in the world, he could not remember the flogging that he was specifically accused of. Corporal punishment was common in youth work during the period in question, especially with difficult-to-raise children, and was also legal until 1980.

On May 14, 2010, the special investigator, attorney Dr. Knott, the final report of his investigation at a press conference. The Süddeutsche Zeitung writes about it on 15./16. May 2010: “Because special investigator Knott, who investigated the allegations of former home children on behalf of the foundation back to the 1970s, comes to very different statements than Walter Mixa. Two sisters and the then pastor Mixa had repeatedly used physical violence against children in the home until 1980. The list of allegations is extensive: punches with a protruding middle finger, boxing blows to the chest, slaps in the face, blows with a keychain, spanking with a carpet beater, blows to the buttocks with a stick and Mixa's belt. The beatings were often accompanied by verbal humiliations. "


According to research by the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, the Donaukurier and the ARD political magazine Panorama , Mixa was to use funds from the “Catholic Orphanage Foundation” in Schrobenhausen for the purchase of art objects - including an alleged engraving by Giovanni Battista Piranesi - for the parish in the 1990s to have. In addition, wine, gifts to new priests, church carpets, a bishop's ring made of fine gold and column bases that were set up in the parish garden, which is not accessible to the public, are said to have been purchased at the expense of the orphanage. The "financially unclear assignments" between the orphanage foundation and the parish were, according to the diocese of Augsburg, corrected by 2000; already in 1996 some items were taken over and paid for by Mixa when he moved to Eichstätt. The special investigator appointed by the Schrobenhausen Orphanage Foundation, lawyer Sebastian Knott, stated on the other hand that the repayment was incomplete and that there was a gap of 10,000 to 15,000 DM.

Foreign exchange offenses

During a trip abroad in his capacity as a Catholic military bishop , the Macedonian customs discovered cash worth around DM 400,000 in Mixa's hand luggage  on December 29, 2001 at Skopje Airport . According to Mixa, the money came from a Macedonian minister who asked him to deposit it in a church bank in Germany. According to Mixa, the money that he was carrying in his hand luggage was only declared to the customs officials on request. The foreign exchange offense was resolved through diplomatic channels.

Awards and honors


  • The becoming of the person through faith, hope and love according to Martin Deutinger. Wingen Verlag, Essen 1981, ISBN 3-87497-154-6 .
  • Willibald von Eichstätt: Anthropology of a saint. Brönner & Daentler, 2003, ISBN 3-920142-15-2 , together with Olav Röhrer-Ertl.
  • With Christ into the third millennium. Don Bosco Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-7698-1122-4 .
  • Hello Bishop, I'll write you something. Don Bosco Verlag, 2000, ISBN 3-7698-1244-1 .
  • Eucharist, sacrament of new life. EOS-Verlag, St. Ottilien 2001, ISBN 3-8306-7067-2 .
  • The forest: a forest book as a charity campaign by the Roth-Hilpoltstein Lions Club for the Roth-Eichstätt Children's Emergency Aid. Millizer Verlag, Hilpoltstein 2002, ISBN 3-924160-07-4 .
  • Peace and reconciliation under the sign of the cross. With a foreword by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Don Bosco Verlag, 2004, ISBN 3-7698-1501-7 .
  • Priests for the world . Sankt Ulrich Verlag, Augsburg 2005, ISBN 3-929246-43-0 , together with Norbert Matern .
  • Catholic, of course! Sankt Ulrich Verlag, Augsburg 2005, ISBN 3-936484-50-3 , together with Reinhold Michels .
  • To meet God. Journey through the church year. MM-Verlag, Aachen 2011, ISBN 978-3-942698-06-1 .

Individual evidence

  1. “We need to find new ways of evangelism”, September 27, 2006,
  2. Proud Federation for Community Service
  3. ^ Bundeswehr : CV: Military Bishop Dr. Walter Mixa. February 13, 2006, archived from the original on April 16, 2009 ; Retrieved July 3, 2013 .
  4. ^ Bundeswehr: Church Among Soldiers - Catholic Military Pastoral Care 1956 to 2006. February 6, 2006, archived from the original on April 16, 2009 ; Retrieved July 3, 2013 .
  5. ALTRI ATTI PONTIFICI luglio 18, 2005 CITTA 'DEL VATICANO, 16 LUG. 2005 (VIS). Il Santo Padre ha nominato , in: Holy See Press Office: Daily Bulletin of July 16, 2005.
  6. Bishop Walter Mixa asks Pope Benedict XVI. to release. Retrieved April 22, 2010 .
  7. Panorama, April 15, 2010 ( [1] )
  8. of April 23: Bad crisis management - Diocese of Augsburg dismisses Mixa's PR consultant
  9. Die Welt from June 16, 2010: Walter Mixa - "The pressure was like purgatory"
  10. ^ Declaration by the chairperson of the German Bishops' Conference Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, Diocese of Augsburg, on May 8, 2010.
  11. ↑ Request for resignation accepted - Vatican removes Mixa from Augsburg Bishopric, Spiegel Online, May 8, 2010
  12. ^ Church among soldiers - Catholic military chaplaincy 1956 to 2006. Archived from the original on April 16, 2009 ; Retrieved July 3, 2013 .
  13. Walter Mixa: Resignation from resignation from resignation - from June 20, 2010.
  14. Allgäuer Zeitung from June 7th 2010 ( Memento from June 13th 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  16. a b ( Memento from November 23, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  17. a b c of May 26, 2010
  18. June 14, 2010: Ex-Bishop Mixa lives again in the Bishop's Palace
  19. Diocese of Augsburg issues Mixa ultimatum Süddeutsche Zeitung of June 18, 2010
  20. of June 16, 2010: Walter Mixa wedges against German bishops. Complaint about pressure to resign
  21. Marx sharply rejects Mixa allegations, Spiegel Online from June 16, 2010
  22. Mixa moves out of the bishop's apartment from Spiegel Online from June 23, 2010
  23. June 23, 2010
  24. ^ Pope appoints Mixa to health council , report from Vatican Radio, March 21, 2012
  25. ^ Bishop Walter Mixa appointed to the Pontifical Sickness Council , press release diocese of Eichstätt, March 21, 2012
  26. Vatican Radio : Reports from July 7, 2006 ( Memento from April 17, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), August 7, 2006.
  27. KNA : Military Bishop Walter Mixa proposes a memorial for the Bundeswehr soldiers killed in combat operations ( memento from January 18, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), Vatican Radio , December 28, 2006.
  28. KNA: D: “Place of remembrance, not of hero veneration” ( Memento of February 2, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), Vatican Radio , September 9, 2009.
  29. Katja Auer: Controversial Bishop. Mixa's Holocaust comparison ( memento of March 2, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) , in: Süddeutsche Zeitung of February 27, 2009.
  30. Süddeutsche Zeitung: “Now the Church needs a clarifying word” , February 28, 2009, but above all DAZ comment “Bishop Mixa's Tricks and Tactics” on International Women's Day on March 8, 2009.
  31. Alan Posener : When it speaks from German bishops , in Die Welt of March 7, 2007.
  32. February 22, 2007: Women as birthing machines - Bishop gifts against von der Leyen. Church colleagues sharply criticize Bishop Mixa.
  33. February 23, 2007: Mixa praises housemothers. - Church colleagues protest, politicians are outraged.
  34. Press Office ( February 22, 2007: One-sided and detrimental to the children. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007 ; Retrieved July 3, 2013 .
  35. Mixa outraged about "insulting families" ( memento of March 7, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) , in: Netzeitung of October 15, 2008.
  36. Mixa: Society without God is "Hell on Earth" ( Memento from April 15, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) , in: Süddeutsche Zeitung from April 12, 2009.
  37. ^ Atheism scolding. Bishop Mixa condemns the unbelievers , Die Welt April 12, 2009 .
  38. Markus Becker: Ostereklat. Bishop Mixa's atheist sermon outrages non-believers , in: Spiegel online from April 12, 2009.
  39. Interview in full - Bishop Mixa: Sexual Revolution complicit in abuse ( Memento from February 19, 2010 in the Internet Archive ), in: Augsburger Allgemeine from February 16, 2010.
  40. Zeit Online: Abuse Scandal The Zeitgeist blows where it wants Bishop Mixa blames the sexual revolution for the abuse of children by priests . Retrieved February 17, 2010.
  41. ^ AfD reception in Stuttgart City Hall Former Bishop Mixa urges moderation in mosque construction , by Josef Schunder, Stuttgarter Nachrichten January 11, 2019
  42. Bishop Mixa defends speech at AfD reception , Die Tagespost March 14, 2019
  43. ↑ : Diocese of Augsburg rejects Bishop Mixa's appearance at AfD , May 13, 2019.
  44. Diocese of Augsburg reprimands Bishop Mixa for planned AfD appearance , May 13, 2019.
  45. ^ "Just wait until the pastor comes" ( Memento from April 2, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) in: Süddeutsche Zeitung from March 31, 2010.
  46. Mixa wants to talk to former home children Spiegel online, April 1, 2010.
  47. -pba-: Helmut Mangold: “I assume that Bishop Mixa is telling the truth.” Augsburg Diocesan Council of Catholics stands behind the bishop, press release of the Augsburg Episcopal Press Office of April 16, 2010; Retrieved April 18, 2010.
  48. -pba-: "Never heard of or experienced acts of violence " . Former chaplains stand behind Bishop Mixa , press release of the Episcopal Press Office Augsburg from April 12, 2010; Retrieved April 18, 2010
  49. -pba-: “Sonderermittler” Knott: There was no “culture of beating” in the children's home - the representative of the Children's Home Foundation presents an interim report , press release from the Episcopal Press Office in Augsburg of April 16, 2010; Retrieved April 18, 2010.
  50. Bild am Sonntag : "Can one or two slaps not rule", online at .
  51. Press release of the Diocese of Augsburg: Bishop Mixa: “I cannot rule out one or the other Watsch'n” I have never given severe corporal punishment , online at the Augsburg press office .
  52. New allegations - Bishops' Conference stands by Mixa
  53. Episcopal Conference Mixa advises office break , Tagesschau of 21 April of 2010.
  54. ↑ Request for resignation accepted - Vatican removes Mixa from Augsburg Bishopric, Spiegel Online, May 8, 2010 .
  55. ^ "The pressure was like purgatory" , Die Welt , June 16, 2010
  56. Sisters are said to have cheered Mixa: "hau nei, hau nei" in: Süddeutsche Zeitung from 15./16. May 2010.
  57. Financial inconsistencies in the children's home ( Memento from December 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive )
  58. Mixa comes under increasing pressure
  59. Panorama: New accusation: embezzlement ( memento from January 10, 2017 in the Internet Archive ).
  60. ^ New allegations against Bishop Mixa ( memento from April 18, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Süddeutsche Zeitung from April 16, 2010.
  61. ^ Statement by the Diocese of Augsburg on "financial inconsistencies" in Schrobenhausen from April 12, 2010.
  62. Peter Abspacher: "He hit me in the face with full force" ( Memento from July 21, 2010 in the Internet Archive ), Nürnberger Nachrichten , April 17, 2010.
  63. FAZ from April 14, 2010 ( Bishop Walter Mixa - provocateur with little skill )

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predecessor Office successor
Karl Braun Bishop of Eichstätt
Gregor Maria Hanke OSB
Johannes Dyba Military Bishop for the German Armed Forces
Franz-Josef Overbeck
Viktor Josef Dammertz OSB Bishop of Augsburg
Konrad Zdarsa