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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.
A cameraman films Father Herbert Gugler celebrating a Good Friday liturgy, livestreamed on the internet, at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Aichach, Germany, April 10, 2020. The church was closed to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Andreas Gebert, Reuters)
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Ahead of a meeting on April 17 between religious leaders and the federal government, there are growing calls to allow the German faithful to worship together as soon as possible.
Cardinal Gerhard Muller in November 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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ZdK president Thomas Sternberg told Germany’s Catholic News Agency (KNA): “There is criticism that disqualifies itself. It is so removed from everyday life that it cannot be taken seriously.”