Cardinal Bernard Genoud, 68, a Roman Catholic bishop who served Lausanne, Geneva, Fribourg, and Neuchatel in Switzerland, died of lung cancer.

He was a bishop of Fribourg for a total of 49 years. Born in 1942 in Chatel-St-Denis, Genoud was ordained in 1968.

In 2008, he made headlines when he publicly asked forgiveness from pedophiliac priests.

On Thursday, 23 September at 11:00 a.m. to 24 September at 6:45 p.m., the body will be available to view the diocese.

He will be buried on 25 September at 10:00 in Fribourg’s St Nicolas Cathedral.

On Friday, 24 September, a simultaneous memorial will take place at:

  • the Our Lady of Assumption Basilica in Neuchatel
  • the Sacred Heart Church in Lausanne
  • the Saint-Nicholas Cathedral in Fribourg
  • the Immaculate Conception Basilica in Geneva
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