|His Excellence Vitus Bishop Huonder|
Giuseppe Gracia, Media and Communications Coordinator for the Diocese of Chur, reported today that the charges of public incitement of violence made against Swiss Bishop Vitus Hounder by homosexual activists have been found without legal merit by the state prosecutor. His communiqué, published on the official webpage of the Diocese, reads as follows:
The state prosecutor for the Canton of Graubünden has issued an order for the withdrawal of prosecution on 8.10.2015 in regards to the charges mades by "Pink Cross" and others. As expected, the accusations made against Bishop Vitus Huonder have thus proven themselves as foundless, and the same is hereby acknowledged with satisfaction. The Diocese of Chur reserves the right to revisit the issue once the legal matter has been formally resolved, at the earliest in ten day's time.
As reported on August 9, the good Bishop had been accused of inciting Catholics to acts of violence against sodomites by homosexual activists due to his having publicly quoted two passages from Sacred Scripture (Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13) which state that homosexual activity is considered an abomination before God.