Archdiocese of Munich and Freising

The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. | Diliff via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.5)

Prosecutors Drop Case of Alleged "cover up" Against Benedict XVI

Mar 22, 2023

A potential legal case against Pope Benedict XVI over his handling of abuse during his time as archbishop of Munich has been dropped.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising at the Holy See press office, Oct. 27, 2017./ Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

German Cardinal Says Pope’s Decision Not to Accept His Resignation a “great challenge”

Jun 11, 2021

Cardinal Reinhard Marx said Thursday that Pope Francis’ decision not to accept his resignation as Catholic archbishop of Munich and Freising is a “great challenge.”

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in January 2020./ Rudolf Gehrig/CNA Deutsch.

Pope Francis Declines German Cardinal’s Resignation, Asks Him to Continue Serving

Jun 10, 2021

Pope Francis declined on Thursday the resignation of Cardinal Reinhard Marx, offered to him last month.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in Rome Feb. 24, 2019./ Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

German Cardinal Aged 67 Offers Resignation Letter to Pope Francis

Jun 4, 2021

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the 67-year-old archbishop of Munich and Freising, has offered his resignation to Pope Francis.