After having been dean here for 12 years and no less than 30 years of service in Zottegem, Pastor Deken Hans Vandenholen is obliged to leave Zottegem. At the request of the Ghent bishop, he will become Deken van Aalst.
Mandatory, because after refusing the bishop’s question the first two times, he couldn’t refuse the third time. The departure of the beloved pastor dean is planned for October this year. In September, the diocese would communicate the name of his replacement.
“It’s my pain in the heart”, let pastor blanket Hans Vandenholen know in a comment. “I’ve been dean here in Zottegem for 12 years, but I’ve actually been serving in Zottegem for 30 years. But as a priest you know that the bishop can give you another assignment.” Zottegem will miss him, that much is certain. “And I will miss Zottegem”, he adds.