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German Synodal Way

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021. Credit: Sascha Steinbach/epa pool. null

German Bishops' President Responds to Letter Warning of Schism Risk in Synodal Path

Apr 16, 2022

Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, president of the German bishops’ conference, responded Thursday to a letter warning the country’s synodal path could lead to schism by defending the process as a response to abuses in the Church.

L-R: Francis Cardinal Arinze, Archbishop Andrew Nkea, Wilfred 
 Cardinal Napier, and Archbishop Charles Gabriel Palmer- Buckle are among signatories to the letter. Credit: Courtesy Photo

African Bishops among Signatories Warning of German Synodal Path’s “potential for schism”

Apr 12, 2022

African Catholic Bishops are among dozens of Church leaders who have signed a "fraternal open letter to our brother bishops in Germany”, making known their “growing concern about” the "Synodal Path" and its “potential for schism”.