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Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki - Latest News

Feb 4, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- A German cardinal facing calls to resign confirmed on Thursday that he would release an eagerly awaited report on abuse cases in his archdiocese next month.
Jan 8, 2021 - 02:30 am .- German media have criticized the Archdiocese of Cologne for offering to provide a “background briefing” to journalists about an unpublished report into clerical sex abuse on condition that they signed a confidentiality form. 
Dec 11, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A German cardinal announced Friday that he would ask Pope Francis to review his handling of a clerical abuse case.
Oct 9, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis has expressed “dramatic concern” about the Catholic Church in Germany, according to a bishop who met him this week.
Sep 28, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A German cardinal issued a stark warning Saturday about his country’s controversial “Synodal Way.”
Sep 18, 2020 - 07:30 am .- The president of the German bishops’ conference dismissed Friday suggestions that the controversial “Synodal Way” could lead to a split in the Church.
Apr 17, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A German cardinal has said it is “high time” to restore public liturgies as the country begins to ease lockdown measures.
Mar 30, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne has opened the archdiocesan seminary to feed and shelter the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sep 10, 2019 - 01:40 pm .- The German bishops have rejected an alternative proposal for a synodal process centered on the “priority of evangelization” called for by Pope Francis.
Feb 19, 2019 - 04:38 pm .- Noting the challenges facing the Church in Germany, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne told EWTN last week that amid dispute over the Church's “direction”, the bishops are called to preserve the faith.
Apr 4, 2018 - 03:05 pm .- Seven German bishops have written to the Vatican, asking for clarification on the question of Protestant spouses of Catholics receiving Holy Communion.

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