Current Issue No. 300 (Jun22/July22)

Franz Stock, Chaplain of Mont -Valerien

In his article ‘Who guards the Guards?’ in the April 2022 issue of Life and Work, the then Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace, suggested ‘getting alongside‘ as a possible key hallmark of the work of the chaplain. He added that it may be because their work is done away from the gaze of congregations that chaplains have not been given the recognition their work deserves Although venerated in France and Germany (there are at least twelve biographies of him in French, fourteen in German) the name Franz Stock (1904-48) may not be familiar to many in Scotland.

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