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The Vatican has lost control of the German Reform Synod


ANALYSIS – The Catholic Church in Germany, in the midst of a protest crisis with the Vatican, no longer wants to respond to its injunctions.

Relations are hardening like never before between the Catholic Church in Germany and the Vatican.

This crisis is very symptomatic of the changes underway in the Catholic Church.

The main issue is that of power within the Christian institution.

Including that of advancing Catholic theology.

The novelty is that the contestation of Roman centralism, led yesterday by the German laity, is openly carried today by a majority of bishops of the episcopal conference within the framework of a national synod!

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Rome is therefore trying to stop the process, which it nevertheless encouraged in 2019. But the Catholic Church in Germany, this time, no longer wants to respond to Vatican injunctions... The visit of the German bishops to the Holy See, mid- November, has just demonstrated it.

The best synthesis on the issues under debate was expressed by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the dicastery for bishops, on November 18, during a conciliation meeting at the Vatican with all the bishops…

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Source: lefigaro

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