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German bishops plan to bless same-sex unions, allow laypeople to baptize,...

The Synodal Way “give[s] us the tailwind we need for concrete changes in our diocese,” Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabrück said

Pope Benedict XVI asks for forgiveness over sex abuse by clergy...

In a letter, the 94-year-old former pope said that his pain was all the greater as he had “borne great responsibility in the Catholic Church”

Full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s letter in response to the...

Letter of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI addressing the report on abuse in the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising

German cardinal urges lifting celibacy rule for priests

"For many priests, it would be better if they were married," the influential archbishop of Munich and Freising said

Probe finds former Pope Benedict XVI failed to act in German...

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni also said it intended to examine the report, "the contents of which are not currently known"

Pope Benedict XVI laments lack of faith within Church institutions in...

Pope Benedict also warned Catholics against the danger of seeking a “flight into pure doctrine”

More than 220,000 people left the Catholic Church in Germany in...

The statistics issued by the German bishops’ conference on July 14 showed that 221,390 people exited the Catholic Church last year

Pope Francis rejects German cardinal’s resignation over abuse scandal

Cardinal Marx offered to resign, saying he had to share institutional responsibility for sexual abuse by clerics over past decades

German archbishop offers to resign over Church’s sexual abuse ‘catastrophe’

Cardinal Marx said churchmen had to take personal responsibility for institutional failings

Pope orders inquiry into German Church’s handling of abuse allegations

Archbishop Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne welcomed the Vatican decision to send inspectors

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