A press statement from the German bishops' conference said that the bishop and the pope discussed the situation of the Church in Germany, the impact of the coronavirus, and the progress of the "Synodal Way."
The first synodal assembly took place in Frankfurt at the end of January. The second meeting is expected to go ahead despite the coronavirus crisis in September.
The press statement added that Pope Francis urged the "Synodal Way" and the German Church to be attentive to the poor, the elderly, refugees and others in need.
"The Pope specifically asked that the implications and experiences of the coronavirus pandemic be considered as we continue to move forward," said Bätzing.
During his two-day visit to Rome, Bätzing met with Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, and his successor, Archbishop Mario Grech.
He also had meetings with Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, and Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
In May, Bätzing expressed the hope that the results of Germany's "Synodal Way" would be discussed at a synod in Rome.
He said he was "very much in favor of transporting to Rome, to the level of the whole Church, the insights and decisions that we garner from the Synodal Process -- also with regard to [the role of] women and ecclesial ministry."
After his meeting with Pope Francis, he said he looked forward to a meeting of the world's bishops in Rome in October 2022, which will be dedicated to the theme "For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission."
He said: "I hope that with the experiences of the Synodal Way we can make a contribution to the world Synod of Bishops in October 2022, which will deal with the question of synodality."