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German bishops apologize formally, release sex abuse data

German bishops apologize formally, release sex abuse data

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of the German bishops conference formally apologized for sexual abuse in the church, saying it “has been denied, turned away from and covered up for far too long.”

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German bishops ignore pope’s request, resume Communion debate

German bishops ignore pope’s request, resume Communion debate

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis clarified his position on the matter during a flight from Geneva to Rome June 21. He said the problem was not the subject matter of the debate, but rather the bishops’ approach to create new norms for the German Catholic Church at a national level.

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Pope asks German bishops to try to find unanimity on Communion question

Pope asks German bishops to try to find unanimity on Communion question

Pope Francis asked the bishops of Germany to continue working together to find broader consensus on guidelines for allowing a Protestant married to a Catholic to receive the Eucharist.

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German bishops, Vatican officials to meet May 3 to discuss Communion

German bishops, Vatican officials to meet May 3 to discuss Communion

| Cindy Wooden | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six German bishops will meet with officials from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts to discuss German plans to allow greater access to the Eucharist for Protestants married to Catholics.

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