Two German bishops question church's teaching on LGBT relationships

Two Catholic bishops in Germany, Franz-Josef Overbeck of Essen and Heinrich Timmerevers of Dresden, have called for major changes in the church's teachings on sexual morality as part of contributions to a new book called Catholic and Queer.

Debate over women's ordination as priests mounts in Germany

The debate about the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Catholic Church is intensifying in Germany. At an award ceremony hosted by the German bishops' conference, the head of the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle called for women to have access to ordained ministries in the church. 

Pope's decision to keep Hamburg archbishop triggers scathing criticism in Germany

The decision by Pope Francis to reject Hamburg Archbishop Stefan Hesse's offer of resignation has met with widespread criticism in Germany.

Germany's top Franciscan calls for ordination of women priests

The most senior Franciscan priest in Germany, Fr. Cornelius Bohl, has called for reforms in the Catholic Church.