Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich

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Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Cardinal Hollerich urges caution, dialogue on women’s ordination

May 20, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The cardinal said the prohibition against ordaining women was “not an infallible doctrinal decision” and could be changed over time... Read more

Father Dario Vitali speaks at the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican, Oct. 18, 2023.

Synod on Synodality asked to ‘rethink the whole Church’ according to synodality

Oct 18, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The next stage of the Synod on Synodality opened Wednesday with a call to focus on authority, decentralization, and the... Read more

Synod of Synodality delegates tour the catacombs of St. Sebastian. Rome, Italy, Oct. 13, 2023.

Synod on Synodality delegates make a pilgrimage to Rome’s catacombs

Oct 13, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Hundreds of delegates took a break from their discussions of synodality to visit the catacombs of St. Sebastian and St.... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Cardinal Hollerich: Beginning today the Synod is addressing ‘some of the key points’

Oct 13, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Speaking at the Synod on Synodality, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich shared an introductory reflection on the “co-responsibility of the mission.” Read more

Delegates meet at round tables during the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 10, 2023.

Synod on Synodality: Who is overseeing the draft report at the end of the assembly?

Oct 10, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Synod on Synodality delegates elected this week the members of a commission who will supervise the drafting of a “synthesis... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich (left), relator general of the Synod on Synodality, and Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod, at the Oct. 9, 2023, general congregation.

Synod on Synodality asks members to foster communion with the marginalized

Oct 10, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“All are invited to be part of the Church,” Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich said at the start of the Oct. 9... Read more

Synod on Synodality delegates in small groups listen on Oct. 4, 2023, to Pope Francis’ guidance for the upcoming weeks.

This week at the Synod on Synodality: Deliberations and veiled agendas

Oct 9, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Concerns linger about the potential for pressure groups to sway the synod’s course. Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich (right), relator general of Synod on Synodality, speaks to the media on June 20, 2023, at the temporary headquarters of the Holy See Press Office in Vatican City. Beside him is Cardinal Mario Grech, the Secretary General for the Synod of Bishops.

What you need to know about the Synod on Synodality

Sep 13, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Church’s synodal process will culminate in two global assemblies at the Vatican. The first will take place Oct. 4–28... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich (right), relator general of Synod on Synodality, speaks to the media on June 20, 2023, at the temporary headquarters of the Holy See Press Office in Vatican City. Beside him is Cardinal Mario Grech, the secretary general for the Synod of Bishops.

Synod on Synodality leaders: Full list of delegates for October assembly still under review

Jun 20, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The June 20 media briefing was held at the Holy See Press Office to present the synod’s Instrumentum Laboris, a... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, SJ, speaking at a press conference in the Vatican on Aug. 26, 2022.

Cardinal Hollerich: There’s ‘space to expand’ Church teaching on all-male priesthood

Mar 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Pope Francis does not want the ordination of women, and I am completely obedient to that. But people continue to... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich celebrates Mass at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10, 2021.

Pope Francis adds Hollerich and four other cardinals to his council of advisers

Mar 7, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced March 7 the nine members of the pope’s Council of Cardinals tasked with assisting the pope “in... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, archbishop of Luxembourg (left) and Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops

‘We need time,’ Synod on Synodality organizers tell German-language media

Feb 14, 2023

By AC Wimmer

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg and Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech made their remarks in the wake of the recent European... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, during the indictment presented by the dictatorship of Nicaragua on Jan. 10, 2023.

European bishops call for release of Nicaraguan bishop due to stand trial for conspiracy

Feb 8, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The president of the European bishops’ conferences has demanded “the immediate release” of Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, archbishop of Luxembourg, (left) and Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops

Synod organizers tell Continental Assemblies not to ‘impose an agenda’ on discussions

Jan 30, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Mario Grech and Cardinal Jean Claude Hollerich stressed that the Synod of Bishops is not meant “to address all... Read more

Theologian Monsignor Piero Coda speaks during an Oct. 27, 2022, press conference at the Vatican to present a working document of the Synod on Synodality.

Synodality text calling for ‘radical inclusion’ praised at Vatican event

Oct 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy Spirit is at work in the latest document of the Synod on Synodality, presenters said Thursday at a... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg, speaks at a Vatican press conference, Aug. 26, 2022

Cardinal Hollerich: Church blessings for same-sex unions not a settled matter

Oct 25, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., has said he believes Church blessings for same-sex unions, which the Congregation for the Doctrine of... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., speaking at the press conference in the Vatican on Aug. 26, 2022.

Cardinal Hollerich: Without Vatican II, ‘the Church today would be a small sect’

Oct 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general of the Synod on Synodality, has said that he is convinced that the Second... Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech speaking at the press conference in the Vatican on Aug. 26, 2022

Only the Holy Spirit will 'hijack' the Synod on Synodality, cardinal says at Vatican press conference

Aug 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a press conference in the Vatican on Friday, two cardinals introduced the “continental phase” of the Catholic Church’s Synod... Read more

The aftermath of the Russian occupation of Bucha, Ukraine.

European church leaders ask Putin and Zelenskyy for Easter ceasefire

Apr 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘We respectfully request you to declare a ceasefire in Ukraine from midnight on April 17,’ they wrote. Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx marks ‘20 years of queer worship and pastoral care’ at St. Paul parish church, Munich, southern Germany, March 13, 2022.

Priest sends open letter to German cardinal begging him to uphold Catholic teaching on homosexuality

Apr 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

A priest who works with those with same-sex attraction who want to lead chaste and faithful lives has written an... Read more