Archdiocese of Munich and Freising

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

Report on handling of abuse cases in Germany’s Munich archdiocese delayed

Nov 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

The delay is caused by ‘new findings obtained in the recent past.’ Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Cardinal Marx won’t rule out offering resignation for a 2nd time

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis declined the archbishop of Munich and Freising’s resignation in June. Read more

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’

Jun 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jun 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

“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

Oct 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

May 26, 2020

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