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Bishop Williamson appoints new lawyer

GERMANY

December 17, 2010

 

Bishop Richard Williamson has appointed a new lawyer, Mr. Norbert Wingerter, to defend his appeal in the Regensburg high court.

 

This news follows two press releases from the SSPXís General House in Menzingen, Switzerland, concerning Bishop Williamsonís upcoming trial, originally scheduled for November 29, 2010.

Bishop Richard Williamson

On November 20, DICI announced Bishop Williamson had dismissed his original attorney, Mr. Matthias Lossmann, and hired a new one, Mr. Wolfram Nahrath. Because of Mr. Nahrathís political affiliations, this choice of legal representation was unacceptable to the SSPXís Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, who requested Bishop Williamson to find a different lawyer.

 

On November 26, the SSPXís German District reported that in compliance with Bishop Fellayís request, Bishop Williamson had dismissed Mr. Nahrath, and would seek another defense attorney.

 

Mr. Wingerter is 72 years old and specializes in criminal law. He agreed to defend Bishop Williamsonís sensitive case because ďevery accused party has the right to a lawyer whom he trustsĒ [from Die Stimme]. A new trial date has not been set, but Wingerter believes that it will be held in March 2011.

 

More about this story:

Menzingen: On the subject of Bishop Williamsonís Trial

First and second press releases published on DICI

 
 
 

 

 

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