AC Wimmer

AC Wimmer

AC Wimmer is founding Editor-in-Chief of CNA Deutsch. The multilingual Australian, raised in Bavaria and South Africa, held senior roles at Australia's SBS and served as editor-in-chief of the historic Münchner Kirchenzeitung. A graduate in Philosophy and Chinese Studies from the University of Melbourne, Anian Christoph Wimmer — Chinese name 刘威猛 — sat on the jury of the Media Award of the German Bishops’ Conference, is a former Honorary Research Fellow in Communications at the University of Melbourne and served on the Board of Caritas in Munich.

Articles by AC Wimmer

German ‘Synodal Way’ a ‘conscious statement against Catechism,’ says official

Jul 19, 2022 / 03:21 am

The German “Synodal Way” is aiming to change the Church’s teaching on homosexuality by proposing “a conscious statement against the current Catholic catechism," according to a leading protagonist of the controversial process.

Pope Francis warns of toxicity in social media, calls for inclusion in digital space

Jul 18, 2022 / 03:56 am

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to counter toxicity in social media, and to engage in dialogue and education to help deal with “lies and misinformation”. 

Pope Francis saddened by death of atheist journalist whose claims sparked Vatican denials

Jul 15, 2022 / 06:15 am

Pope Francis has expressed deep affection for an atheist journalist whose claims, based on encounters with the Holy Father, have repeatedly sparked corrections and denials by the Vatican.

Archbishop Naumann says he is 'sad' over Pope’s handling of Biden, Pelosi on abortion

Jul 14, 2022 / 10:26 am

The archbishop's comments appeared in a German newspaper, Die Tagespost.

Civil claim brought against Cardinal Pell and Australian Archdiocese

Jul 14, 2022 / 09:18 am

An Australian court on Thursday heard from the lawyer representing a man seeking legal action against the Catholic Church and Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Kasper warns German synodal way risks 'breaking its own neck'

Jun 22, 2022 / 14:40 pm

A theologian considered close to Pope Francis has warned that the German Synodal Way is at risk of “breaking its own neck” if it does not heed the objections raised by a growing number of bishops around the world.

German Social Democrats attack Catholic faith of potential Angela Merkel successor's aide

Aug 11, 2021 / 10:42 am

An anti-Catholic video targeting the election campaign of a potential successor to Angela Merkel has drawn criticism from bishops and politicians in Germany amid growing concerns about a wider erosion of religious freedom in an increasingly secular Europe.