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.

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Why German bishops and politicians are queuing up to meet Pope Francis

Pope Francis has received a remarkably long list of guests from Germany in recent weeks, more than from any other country, which is remarkable especially considering restrictions on visits caused by the ongoing pandemic.

Women priests are possible, says new Vatican finance council member

Law professor Charlotte Kreuter-Kirchhof, recently appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the high-level group that oversees the Vatican's finances, said Aug. 10 that she regards it possible that women could serve as priests in the Catholic Church and in top roles within the Vatican bureaucracy.