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The shift of power away from the hierarchy of bishops "will break the neck of the church," the cardinal said.
German Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg attends the third Synodal Assembly in Frankfurt Feb. 3, 2021. (CNS photo/Julia Steinbrecht, KNA)
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Attempts are being made to challenge the bishops’ authority to interpret church doctrine, Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer wrote in the newspaper Tagespost.
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The private secretary of Benedict XVI, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, has defended the former pope and criticised the Munich abuse report which made international headlines when it was released in January.
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“I am not clinging to my office,” Cardinal Marx said on Thursday. “The offer to resign last year was meant very seriously. Pope Francis decided otherwise and asked me to continue my ministry responsibly.”
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful from the balcony of his summer residence on the day of his resignation in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, on Feb. 28, 2013.
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A broad debate has erupted in Germany after former Pope Benedict XVI corrected a central statement he made on the Munich abuse report presented last week.
Then-Archbishop Joseph Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI, is pictured in this file photo May 28, 1977, the day of his ordination as archbishop of Munich and Freising.
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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has provided extensive answers to lawyers’ questions concerning sexual abuse cases in the Munich archdiocese, a major German newspaper reported Friday.
Monseigneur Georg Ratzinger and his brother, Pope Benedict XVI, take a walk through the garden of a house the pope owns in Pentling, near Regensburg, Germany, on Sept. 13, 2006.
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Benedict’s longing for heaven, recently hinted at in a letter of condolence, is not to be interpreted as meaning that the former pope “no longer has any desire to live.”
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Archbishop Gänswein said the decision in early 2020 had felt like a punishment, but he now knows this was not the case.
People attend Mass in late June at a church in Bonn, Germany. (CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA)
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Victims had suffered additional pain from the way they were treated by leaders and other members of orders. “We deeply regret this and acknowledge our failure once again,” a representative for the German church said.
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The government of the federal state of Berlin has permitted church services with up to 50 participants from May 4 provided that hygiene and social distancing requirements are observed.