Cardinal Jozef De Kesel, let on a temporary basis due to health problems, replaced the head of the archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels and of the Belgian bishops ‘ conference. He has had problems with his health. It is not a coronabesmetting. “As a medical treatment has been just launched. That makes him impossible tasks to be able to continue during this period, and possibly for a couple of weeks”, says on Tuesday in a press release.

The bishops will be temporarily headed by the permanent council of the conference. This is composed of the bishops, Bishop Guy Harpigny, and Bishop Johan Bonny, the secretary-general to Bishop Herman Cosijns.

The leadership of the archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, has been temporarily assigned to the three hulpbisschoppen Monseigneurs, Jean-Luc Hudsyn, Jean Kockerols and Carl Charles, and to the vicar-general, canon Etienne Billoen.