April 12, 2017 9:18 am

Dom Josef Vollberg, Abbot of the monastery of Mariawald (diocese of Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany) since 2006, presented his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on 27 November 2016.

On April 4, 2017, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA) appointed Dom Bernardus Peeters, Abbot of Tilburg (the Netherlands), as Pontifical Commissary of Mariawald (Germany).
As Pontifical Commissary Dom Bernardus has the full governing powers for the Community of Mariawald.