Bonn, Germany, Jul 12, 2021 / 12:00 pm
A theologian has called on bishops and Catholic organizations in Germany to embrace and encourage practicing Catholics more actively.
Fr. Andreas Wollbold, a professor of pastoral theology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in southern Germany, made the comment after the publication of a 415-page study of Catholic life and communications in Germany.
“With a good 22 million Catholics in Germany, there are, after all, 1.5 million highly engaged people. They form a separate segment that can be served with clear, sophisticated, and really substantial contributions,” he told CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner, on July 9.
“This also includes giving them the awareness of being exceptional, special, even initiated. They are the avant-garde, and not the last of the Mohicans.”