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Archdiocese of Munich and Freising

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Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising at the Holy See press office, Oct. 27, 2017.

Cardinal Marx: Pope Francis’ resignation decision a ‘great challenge’

The influential German cardinal expressed surprise at the swiftness of the pope’s response to his offer to resign. Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in January 2020.

Pope Francis declines Cardinal Marx’s resignation

The pope asked the influential German cardinal to continue as archbishop of Munich and Freising. Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, pictured in Rome Feb. 24, 2019.

Cardinal Marx offers resignation to Pope Francis

“Without doubt, these are times of crisis for the Church in Germany,” the cardinal wrote to the pope. Read more

The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.

Munich archdiocese: Church tax income rises as record numbers depart

The German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising announced Friday that it received 665 million euros in income from the church tax last... Read more

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

Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese

A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local... Read more