Bishop Franz-Josef Bode had previously refused to step down despite an abuse report finding he had mishandled cases in his diocese.
A potential legal case against Pope Benedict XVI over his handling of abuse during his time as archbishop of Munich has been dropped.
The future role of Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Benedict XVI’s longtime private secretary, remains unclear.
Following the conclusion of the German Synodal Way, several bishops have announced plans to put into practice resolutions passed by the process.
A letter by the president of the German Bishops’ Conference published Wednesday confirms that plans for a German synodal council are progressing.
Ahead of the German Synodal Way’s final meeting next month, four prominent participants officially announced Wednesday they were quitting the process.
Following an arson attack on a historic church in Germany, a European watchdog has raised concerns over hate crimes targeting Christian churches.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg and Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech made their remarks in the wake of the recent European Continental Assembly in Prague.
The 27-year-old kicker is outspoken about his Catholic faith, and many on social media were quick to point out that he was wearing a brown scapular.
The series of earthquakes — up to 7.8 magnitude — killed an estimated 1,700 people and injured thousands more, with many people still trapped under the rubble Monday.
Bishop Georg Bätzing says the Germans have “fundamentally different views of synodality” than Rome.
Benedict XVI said he had suffered from chronic insomnia since the early days of his pontificate, according to a letter he wrote to his biographer.
In an interview published Wednesday, Pope Francis decried the German Synodal Way as elitist and running the risk of bringing ideological harm to Church processes.
For the first time, Pope Francis has commented publicly about the scandal surrounding Jesuit artist Father Marko Rupnik.
In an interview with the AP, Pope Francis spoke about his relationship with his predecessor, Benedict XVI.
On Monday, Bishop Georg Bätzing said he welcomed a new letter from the Vatican detailing concerns about the push for a permanent synodal council.
A traditional toy manufacturer in the Bavarian town of Coburg has produced two limited editions of its iconic teddy bears in honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
In the book, the late pontiff warns of a “radical manipulation of human beings” and “the distortion of the sexes by gender ideology” in the name of tolerance.
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn on Wednesday confirmed he was the person who encouraged Joseph Ratzinger to accept the conclave’s decision.
Cardinal George Pell, prefect emeritus of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, died Tuesday in Rome at the age of 81 from cardiac arrest.