CNA Staff, Feb 4, 2021 / 15:00 pm
A German Catholic bishop said on Wednesday that he detected an "authoritarian despotism" in the procedures of the country's controversial "Synodal Way."
In an open letter issued Feb. 3, Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg criticized the format of an online conference of the Synodal Way.
He also challenged the Synodal Way's executive committee to show greater transparency by, for example, making the minutes of meetings available to all participants.
"Perhaps in this way, one could dispel the impression of authoritarian despotism that has at times arisen," he wrote.