Germany: Arrested while drink-driving, a Protestant female “bishop” resigns

Source: FSSPX News

The German “bishop” Margot Kassmann, head of the Protestant Church in Germany, resigned from her functions as President of the Council of the Protestant Church, and bishop of the Land of Hanover on Wednesday 24th Feburary. She had been pulled over a few days earlier in Hanover in Central Germany, after running a red traffic light; the level of alcohol in her blood was of 1,54 per mill, fully five times the legal limit. The prosecutor described her as “in a state totally unfit for driving” at the time of her arrest. The 51-year-old had been elected to the head of the Protestant Church in October 2009. The President of Germany’s Episcopal Conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, deeply regrets Kassmann’s decision to resign: he declared on the Conference of German Bishops‘ website: “Our collaboration around common projects had only just begun”. (Source : apic - DICI n°211, 06/03/10)