Rome Newsroom, May 3, 2022 / 09:00 am
The beatification cause of Father Joseph Kentenich, the founder of the Schoenstatt Movement, has been put on hold while accusations of abuse are further investigated.
Bishop Stephan Ackermann of the German Diocese of Tier announced the suspension of the diocesan phase of Kentenich’s beatification process on Tuesday, reported CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner.
“The discussions of the last two years have shown that there is a need for in-depth research into the person and work of Joseph Kentenich,” Ackermann said. “That’s why I would very much welcome it if there were corresponding research in the coming years.”
“I am aware that the suspension of the beatification process is a painful step for the Schoenstatt family,” he added.