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German bishops - Latest News
Nov 23, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A German archbishop asked the Vatican Friday to review his handling of abuse allegations. 
Nov 9, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German bishops' conference, reaffirmed Sunday his view that intercommunion with Protestants should be possible, despite Vatican objections.
Oct 26, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican has told the German Bishops’ Conference that a forthcoming meeting in Rome to discuss Germans’ concerns about the new instruction on parishes will not include laymen representing Germany’s “Synodal Way”.
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 25, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Germany’s Catholic bishops agreed this week to a uniform system for compensation payments to abuse survivors.
Sep 22, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Vatican cardinal said Tuesday that Pope Francis has expressed concern about the Church in Germany.
Sep 21, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has criticized an appeal by German theologians for intercommunion between Catholics and Protestants. 
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.
Sep 3, 2020 - 05:00 am .- A Catholic bishop has sharply criticized a text produced by the German Church’s “Synodal Way” forum on the role of women.
Jun 27, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Pope Francis “appreciates” the German Church’s “Synodal Way,” the president of the German bishops’ conference said after meeting with the pope Saturday. 
Jun 26, 2020 - 07:30 am .- A record number of Catholics formally left the Church in Germany in 2019, according to official figures released Friday. 
Jun 3, 2020 - 01:31 pm .- The president of the German bishops' conference has called for a synod in Rome that would discuss resolutions of the German "synodal process" at the level of the universal Church.
Mar 4, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The secretary of the German bishops’ conference has been reelected to his position, despite announcing last week that he was not a candidate to remain in the role.
Mar 3, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The German bishops’ conference has elected Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg as its new chairman. Bätzing replaces the outgoing chairman, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Münich and Freising, and will lead the conference for a six year term.
Jan 10, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A news agency owned by the Catholic Church in Germany has launched an English language service, which it says will provide objective news and information on the Catholic Church in Germany.
Dec 12, 2019 - 02:10 pm .- The German bishops’ conference has committed to “newly assessing” the universal Church’s teaching on homosexuality, sexual morality in general, as well as the sacraments of ordination and marriage. The commitment comes at the beginning of a controversial two-year “Synodal Process” by the German hierarchy.
Dec 9, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Bishop Johannes Bündgens has been charged by prosecutors with taking more than $140,000 from an elderly woman’s account.
Sep 20, 2019 - 08:25 am .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German Episcopal Conference, has held talks with Pope Francis and Cardinal Marc Ouellet about German plans for a “binding synodal path.”

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