Bishop Wilhelm Egger

Bishop Wilhelm Egger

The John Paul I Biblical Center for Northern Luzon as an associate member of the Catholic Biblical Federation joins the whole federation all over the world in mourning over the loss of our former President Bishop Wilhelm Egger. The CBF General Secretariat wrote to us:


Dear members and friends of the Catholic Biblical Federation,

Yesterday we received the sad news about the unexpected death of our former president Bishop Wilhelm Egger o.f.m. cap. As president Bishop Egger has guided and represented the CBF from 1996 to 2002; as a noted biblical scholar he has enriched our work and as a lover of the Word of God he has inspired our Federation. On Saturday night, August 16, the Lord has called Bishop Egger to his eternal home.

The CBF loses with Bishop Egger a critical-benevolent friend who even after the end of his presidency has shown continued interest in the Federation. The soon-to-start Bishops’ Synod on the Word of God loses a well prepared Special Secretary; numerous delegates connected to the CBF had been looking forward to the collaboration with Bishop Egger. The Diocese of Bolzano-Bressanone loses a pastorally minded shepard and the Church in Italy a man of the Bible and of ecumenical and cultural dialogue.

We thank Bishop Egger for the energy, the creative power and the love he has put into our Federation and we ask the God of life that he may now grant His servant life in the full. We are filled with sentiments of gratitude towards Bishop Egger and we keep him in our memories and prayers. R.I.P.

A detailed obituary will be published in the next issue of Bulletin Dei Verbum.

Alexander M. Schweitzer
General Secretary


One Response

  1. To the Director & staff of JP1BC,

    Our sincere and prayerful condolences to you and the whole family of the CBF over the loss and grief you and they are now experiencing because of Bishop Egger’s sudden death.

    We pray for his eternal repose. For sure God rewards him for his untiring efforts to make the Word alive!!!

    Heartfelt sympathy to you all!

    In the name of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIHM), I remain, cordially yours,

    Sr. Aurora A. Codiam, SIHM
    Superior General

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