Jan Graubner

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His Excellency

Jan Graubner
Archbishop of Olomouc
Metropolitan of Moravia
Jan Graubner.jpg
Jan Graubner, archbishop of Olomouc. He is holding a crosier made by sculptor Otmar Oliva in 1994.
ChurchRoman Catholic
ArchdioceseOlomouc
Appointed28 September 1992
PredecessorFrantišek Vaňák
Orders
Ordination23 June 1973
Consecration7 April 1990
by František Vaňák
RankArchbishop
Personal details
Born (1948-08-29) 29 August 1948 (age 70)
Brno Czech Republic
NationalityCzech
Motto„Quod dixerit vobis, facite“
Coat of armsJan Graubner's coat of arms

Jan Graubner (Born August 29, 1948) is the Roman Catholic archbishop of Olomouc, Czech Republic.[1] On 23 June 1973, he was ordained as a priest. On 17 March 1990, he was named auxiliary bishop of Olomouc and titular bishop of Tagaria. The principal consecrator at Graubner's ordination as a bishop on 7 April 1990 was Olomouc's then archbishop, František Vanák. Vanák died on 14 September 1991, and on 28 September 1992, Graubner was appointed archbishop of Olomouc.

Controversies[edit]

On learning of allegation of sexual abuse against Czech priest František Merta, Graubner transferred the priest to another parish but did not report the matter to the police. A student of Palacký University of Olomouc Saints Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology subsequently laid criminal charges against both Merta and Graubner.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan Graubner". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney.
  2. ^ Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse deepens crisis in Church Current Affairs, Czech Radio, August 10, 2000

External links[edit]

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