Gföllner, Johannes Maria#
Gfoellner, Johannes Maria, b. Waizenkirchen (Upper Austria), Dec. 17, 1867, d. Linz (Upper Austria), June 3, 1941, bishop of Linz (1915-1941). Ordained as a priest in 1893; despite anti-Semitic tendencies openly declared his opposition to National Socialism in his famous pastoral letter "Ueber wahren und falschen Nationalsozialismus" ("About right and wrong national socialism") in 1933.
Literature#R. Kutschera, J. M. G., Bischof dreier Zeitenwenden, 1972.