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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”

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

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

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