The French bishops also have proposed a prayer for the restoration of peace in the country.
The professor rejected by the Vatican for the role of dean at a seminary in South Tyrol, Italy, has publicly denounced the decision.
With the highest number of departures ever recorded, several German bishops have expressed dismay over the figures.
The writings of Father Martin M. Lintner, OSM, have stirred controversy within Church circles.
The allegations revolve around the accusation that Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki may have provided false testimony about his awareness of clergy abuse.
Over the weekend, a German bishop and a state premier participated in an initiative to bring bells stolen by the Nazis to their rightful homes in Poland.
A pectoral cross bequeathed by the late Pope Benedict XVI to a parish in his native Bavaria has been stolen from the church where it was on display.
In a statement, the bishops said the controversial initiative goes against “the clear instruction of the pope” and would cause “even greater polarization.”
A prelate in the Diocese of Regensburg said the concept of synodality underlying the Synodal Way isn’t in line with canon law or the Pope Francis’ ideas.
Pope Francis has asked Archbishop Georg Gänswein to return to Germany “for the time being.”
According to a German media report, Pope Francis is following a custom where former private secretaries of deceased popes do not remain in Rome.
Heidi Crowter announced her decision to appeal to the ECHR this week after England’s Supreme Court refused to hear her case.
Cardinal Arthur Roche also said allowing laypeople to regularly perform baptisms goes against canon law.
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.