At funeral, Hans Küng celebrated as ecumenist, 'great spiritual teacher'

Catholic theologian Hans Küng was buried April 16 in the southwestern German city of Tübingen following funeral services. Küng, a native of Switzerland, died on April 6 at the age of 93.

Germany's top Catholic bishop sees change coming for blessing same-sex unions

German Bishops' Conference president Bishop Georg Bätzing said he favors an intense exchange of views concerning the desire of some same-sex couples to receive the Catholic Church's blessing for their partnerships.

Cardinal Marx calls handling of abuse report in Cologne 'devastating'

Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said he regards the Cologne Archdiocese's decision not to publish an investigation into clergy sexual abuse as "devastating" for the entire Catholic Church.

German cardinal asks pope to study cover-up allegations against him

Cologne Cardinal Rainer Woelki's request to Pope Francis follows on reports alleging that in 2015, the cardinal did not report to Rome about a serious case of sexual abuse that had taken place decades before.