German Cardinal’s resignation, refused by pope, reinvigorates church reform

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis rejected the resignation of German Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s on Thursday (June 10), but the news did little to calm the shockwaves Marx’s move sent through the Vatican and supporters of Germany’s controversial Synodal Path movement, who view the prelate as their champion. In a letter published June 4, Marx … Read more

Pope rejects German cardinal’s resignation, urges reform

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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis refused Thursday to accept the resignation offered by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx over the sex abuse scandal in the church, but said a process of reform was necessary and that every bishop must take responsibility for the “catastrophe” of the crisis. Francis wrote a letter to Marx in response to … Read more