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Essen Cathedral, Germany.

Catholics submit ‘dubium’ to Vatican asking if Church in Germany is in schism

Jun 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

Three Catholics from the Diocese of Essen have formally requested a ruling from the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation. Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke at the EWTN studio in Rome during the canonizations of Popes St John Paul II and St John XXIII.

Cardinal Burke: Church divisions show urgent need for clarity

Sep 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

Amid the ongoing debate surrounding “Amoris Laetitia,” dubia author Cardinal Raymond Burke said in a new interview that he’s wrongly... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 7 2016.

SSPX bishop signs letter claiming Pope Francis enables error

Sep 23, 2017

A letter presenting itself as a filial correction of Pope Francis for reputed errors and heresies has been signed by... Read more

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna.

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, second of four 'dubia' cardinals, dies at 79

Sep 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna, has died at the age of 79.  Read more

Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI: Cardinal Meisner died a 'cheerful' man

Jul 16, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a letter sent for the funeral of the late Cardinal Joachim Meisner, retired Pope Benedict XVI praised the prelate... Read more

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, who died July 5, 2017 at the age of 83.

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, one of four 'dubia’ cardinals, dies at age 83

Jul 5, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop emeritus of Cologne, Germany and one of four cardinals who sent the "dubia" to Pope Francis... Read more

Bishops gathered with the Pope at the 2014 Synod on the Family.

Full text of dubia cardinals' letter asking Pope for an audience

Jun 20, 2017

Here is the full text of the letter, signed by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra on behalf of the four dubia cardinals,... Read more