domenica 28 giugno 2020

Pope Francis ‘appreciates’ the ‘Synodal Way,’ says German bishop after private audience

(CNA) Pope Francis “appreciates” the German Church’s “Synodal Way,” the president of the German bishops’ conference said after meeting with the pope Saturday. In a statement following his private audience with the pope June 27, Bishop Georg Bätzing said: “I feel strengthened by the intensive exchange with the Holy Father to continue on the path we have taken. The pope appreciates this project, which he associates closely with the concept of ‘synodality’ which he coined.” He continued: “It was a matter of concern to me to make it clear that the Church in Germany is following this path and always knows that she is bound to the universal Church.”

- CNA: A record number of Catholics formally left the Church in Germany in 2019, according to official figures released Friday