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Learn More: Saint Augustine ChurchMilitant.TV's recent trip to Rome, Michael had the great honor of interviewing The Most Reverend Bishop Athanasius Schneider. His Excellency serves as the Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan as well as the Titular Bishop of Celerina, Switzerland. He is also a member of the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Coimbra.

His Excellency Bishop Schneider is most well known for his proposal in 2010 for "a new Syllabus", which referenced the 1864 Syllabus of Errors issued by Pope Pius IX, as needed to correct faulty interpretations of the Second Vatican Council. His Excellency is also well known for his defense of the Traditional form of receiving Holy Communion (kneeling and on the tongue) which is the theme of his book 'Dominus Est' (It is the Lord).
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Wow this is incredible to hear a Bishop speak to these issues!
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en.wikipedia.orgAthanasius Schneider, O.R.C. (born Anton Schneider on 7 April 1961) is a Roman Catholic bishop who is the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan and titular bishop of Celerina. He is a member of the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Coimbra.


Anton Schneider was born in Tokmok, Kirghiz SSR in the Soviet Union. In 1973, shortly after making his first Holy Communion by the hand of Bl. Oleksa Zaryckyj, priest and martyr, he left with his family for Germany. When he joined the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Coimbra, a Catholic religious order, he was given the religious name Athanasius. He was ordained a priest on 25 March 1990. Starting in 1999, he taught Patristics at Mary, Mother of the Church Seminary in Karaganda. On 2 June 2006 he was consecrated Bishop at the Altar of the Chair of Saint Peter in the Vatican by Angelo Cardinal Sodano. In 2011 he was transferred to the position of auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Astana.[1] Bishop Athanasius Schneider is the General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of Kazakhstan.[2]

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Proposals for a Correct Reading of the Second Vatican Council

Bishop Athanasius Schneider, ORC

Given at a conference of cardinals and bishops held in Rome, December 17, 2010. The author is auxiliary bishop of Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
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