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"I feel abandoned"


District - Cardinal Reinhard Marx asked Pope Francis to accept his resignation from the office of Archbishop of Munich and Freising. As in the rest of the archbishopric, this news caused horror in the Dachau district.

District - Cardinal Reinhard Marx asked Pope Francis to accept his resignation from the office of Archbishop of Munich and Freising.

As in the rest of the archbishopric, this news caused horror in the Dachau district.

“My first reaction to the resignation of Cardinal Marx was a deep disappointment. I feel abandoned The shepherd leaves his flock, ”writes the religious teacher in church service and parish council chairwoman of Großinzemoos,

Beatrix Haneke

. Sure, the abuse scandal "shook us all deeply, we too have to answer questions here in our community again and again," said Haneke. But the church is “not just an abuse scandal, a lot of good is done here every day”! The captain should therefore not leave his crew. "For me, taking responsibility does not mean going and abandoning the people in the parishes."


Wolfgang Sturm

, chairman of the District Catholic Council, admits that he “expected Cardinal Woelki to resign”.

In his opinion, Marx had “struggled for a long time whether to take this step.

I think he wants to send a signal that things cannot go on like this - the hesitant coming to terms with the abuse scandal, the lack of will to reform - in the Catholic Church ”.

In Marx, the lay people in the Catholic Church would lose “a dialogue partner willing to reform, who has always worked particularly well with the diocesan council.

When the new appointment is due, it will become clear which accents Pope Francis intends to set for the Church in Germany ”.


Sr. Elisabeth Peter, 73, poor school sister from Weichs

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Sister Elisabeth Peter

from the poor school


from Weichs was "shocked" by the news.

Cardinal Marx take his office very seriously and share responsibility for what has happened over the years.

She therefore finds it “extremely brave of him, and he wants to set an example that it cannot go on like this.

After everything that has happened, actions must follow, not just words.

Cardinal Marx deserves respect ”!


Charly Böller, 66, retired from Indersdorf

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Charly Böller

from Indersdorf was “completely shocked” by Marx's resignation.

This is a "seasoned representative of our church".

Would a resignation be the right step for a renewal of the church?

"IM not sure.

As far as abuse cases are concerned, in my opinion a lot has been viewed too superficially for a long time.

I don't know whether Marx wanted to do anything beforehand with his resignation offer. "


Markus Hofner, 36, from Hilgertshausen

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Markus Hofner

, mechanical engineer, thinks: “If Marx's offer to resign was actually a sign of the renewal of the church after the abuse scandals, I can understand the cardinal's attitude, because renewal would definitely be good for the church.

It is imperative that the Church reach out more to young people.

Covering up bad things is not possible. "


Clemens Ellenbrock, 63, househusband from Jetzendorf

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Clemens Ellenbrock

from Jetzendorf

also believes that “a lot has been swept under the table”


He did not know "what Cardinal Reinhard Marx is supposed to have done wrong, so that I can hardly judge whether his offer of resignation to Pope Francis was necessary as a sign of renewal of the Church after the numerous abuse scandals".


Jakob Stichlmeyr, 61, from Ebersbach

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Jakob Stichlmeyr

, Head of

Production Planning

, from Ebersbach, what Marx did is a testament to "Schneid".

The cardinal is "certainly aware that the processing of the abuse scandals did not happen as it should have been".

Stichlmeyr therefore hopes "the Pope will set him free so that the reform of the Church can be clearly set in motion, for which Cardinal Marx also wants to set an example with his resignation".


Siegfried Patzelt, 58, from Ampermoching

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Siegfried Patzelt

from Ampermoching is of the opinion that “something really has to happen. One always hears about the synodal path, only little is moving in reality ”. It is also important “that a decision on the subject of celibacy is finally made. It has been talked about since I was a child and until now a decision has never been made ”. Sure, even the “Evangelicals” would have left the church, in fact just as many as the Catholics. “But without the abolition of celibacy, the personnel problem cannot be solved. In the end, this may lead to the fact that the entire parish associations are actually unable to act. ”With Marx's resignation, responsibility is finally taken on and a“ good signal ”is sent. After all, the broad mass of the population is of the opinion anyway, "It goes on and on,nothing happens to anyone, and in the end it is just a sham battle and the problems moving away ”.  

khr / nef / ost

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-06-07

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