German Church

The cross of the German “Synodal Way.” | Credit: Maximilian von Lachner/Synodaler Weg

Critics Challenge German Synodal Way in Light of Abuse Study

Jan 30, 2024

A new study looking at survivors of abuse within the Evangelical Church in Germany calls into doubt the narrative that abuse is “specific to Catholic factors.”

Bishop Georg Bätzing addresses journalists on Sept 28, 2023. | Credit: Martin Rothweiler/EWTN Germany

German Bishops Conclude Tense Gathering with all Eyes on Synod on Synodality in Rome

Sep 29, 2023

Conscious of mounting tensions and open defiance around certain issues, the assembly in Wiesbaden served as a charged prelude to more significant debates.

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.