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Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Cardinal Marx will not seek re-election as head of German bishops' conference

Cardinal Reinhard Marx has notified German bishops that he will not stand to be elected to a second term as... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx speaks at a Vatican press conference Feb. 23, 2019.

In new interview, Cardinal Marx speaks on same-sex blessings

Cardinal Reinhard Marx has expressed the view that homosexual couples can receive a Church blessing “in the sense of a... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx speaks at a Vatican press conference Feb. 23, 2019.

Cardinal Marx: Transparency is decisive in the credibility of the Church

Cardinal Reinhard Marx said Saturday that administration and transparency will be key to rebuilding the trustworthiness and credibility of the... Read more

Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya and Cardinal Reinhard Marx at a Vatican press briefing, Oct. 24, 2018.

Cameroon bishop says Africa offers synod an example

While European bishops discuss how to bring young people back to the Church at the 2018 Synod of Bishops, one... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Cardinal Marx: Bill banning circumcision in Iceland a threat to religious freedom

A new bill proposed in Iceland that would make circumcision punishable by up to six years in prison is a... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Updated: Cardinal Marx discusses blessings for same-sex couples

The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has said that, in his view, "there are no general solutions" regarding the... Read more

Only a well-formed conscience can decide: Cardinal Marx on sexual morality

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has stated that decisions about sexual morality must be discerned according to a well-formed conscience, respecting... Read more

Mourners in Munich after a July 22, 2016 shooting spree at the Olympia Mall.

Munich archbishop, Benedict XVI grieve deadly shooting

The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at a shopping mall, and... Read more

German bishops release new figures: fewer churchgoers, parishes, and priests

Figures released Friday by the German bishops' conference draw a bleak picture of the ongoing decline of Catholicism in Germany.  Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 17, 2014.

At synod, Cardinal Marx openly promotes Communion for divorced-and-remarried

After years of both direct and indirect remarks on the subject, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx issued his most direct statement... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising (L) speaks at a press conference held by German bishops at the Teutonic College, Oct. 5, 2015.

How the 'shadow council' is trying to influence the Synod on the Family

When the first week's reports of the 13 small groups at the Synod on the Family were released on Friday,... Read more

Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University, where the May 25 secretive gathering was held.

'Shadow council' speaker pushes Church acceptance of contraception, gay sex

Yes to contraception, homosexual acts, and Communion for the divorced and remarried – all considering the circumstances. No to understanding... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, one of the leaders of the secretive May 25 meeting, at the Holy See press office, Oct. 17, 2014.

Why did most of the journalists at the 'shadow council' fail to report on it?

Since only one quarter of the media representatives present at last week's closed-door meeting of German, French, and Swiss bishops... Read more

As synod council meets, 'shadow council' pushes acceptance of gay unions

While the Synod of Bishops' ordinary council gathered to discuss the upcoming Synod on the Family this week, a private... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller in St. Peter's Basilica at the installation Mass of Bishop Maurizio Malvestiti on Oct. 12, 2014.

Bishops conferences are not the Magisterium, Vatican doctrine chief reminds Cardinal Marx

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal,... Read more

Cardinals talk after the consistory on November 24, 2012 in St. Peter's Basilica.

German prelate breaks rank with Cardinal Marx, insists on fidelity to Rome

A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church... Read more

Cardinal Archbishop Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, in Rome March 12, 2013.

Cardinal Marx elected president of German bishops' conference

Cardinal Reinhard Marx was elected head of the German bishops’ conference Wednesday, succeeding Robert Zollitsch, Archbishop Emeritus of Freiburg im... Read more