- Apr 18, 2021
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Germany, a key papal ally, called for reconsidering the scope of papal secrecy during Francis’s anti-abuse summit on Saturday.
In an open letter published Sunday by a German daily, nine German Catholics, including two prominent Jesuits, demand a break with the Church’s teaching on sexual morality.
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising called for change in long-standing church tradition as the German bishops’ conference prepares for a workshop debate to “review” the issue of celibacy for priests.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx protested against the increase in violence against Jews in Germany during a remembrance ceremony marking the 80th Anniversary of the 1938 Kristallnacht and November pogrom in Wurzburg.
According to German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, this month’s gathering of bishops at the Vatican is not a “Synod on Sexuality.”
A top German bishop has apologized for thousands of sexual abuse cases that took place inside the Catholic Church in Germany.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German bishops’ conference, admitted that mistakes were made in the German church’s handling of sex abuse of minors and said he anticipates change in the church.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, has said that the Church must support social and political unity in Europe.