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Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki.

German cardinal says it’s 'high time' to restore public Masses

Apr 17, 2020

A German cardinal has said it is “high time” to restore public liturgies as the country begins to ease lockdown... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx and the Secretary General of the German Bishops' Conference, Father Hans Langendörfer SJ (left). Photo: EWTN.TV

Secretary of German bishops' conference steps down

Feb 26, 2020

Langendörfer made the announcement Feb. 26, through the official media outlet of the Church in Germany. He said that he is... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Woelki arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013.

German lay leader condemns cardinal for opposing 'synodal way'

Feb 3, 2020

A leading lay Catholic in the German city of Cologne has openly condemned his own archbishop for voicing concerns over... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Woelki arrives at the Vatican on March 5, 2013.

'Take the pope very seriously!' Cardinal Woelki tells German bishops

Sep 24, 2019

The Church in Germany must revise its synodal plans in line with the pope’s leadership and the universal Church, Cardinal... Read more

Church in Germany embroiled in intercommunion debate

May 14, 2018

The unresolved debate over a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German dioceses under some... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Cardinal Rainer Woelki.

On intercommunion, Vatican returns the ball to German bishops

May 3, 2018

By Elise Harris

After several German bishops appealed to the Vatican over an alleged proposal to allow non-Catholic spouses in mixed faith marriages... Read more