venerdì 23 settembre 2022

Leading German bishop to stay in post despite damning report

(Luke Coppen, The Pillar)
The deputy chairman of the German bishops’ conference acknowledged that he had ‘acted negligently in some cases.’ A leading German bishop said on Thursday that he will remain in office despite a damning report on the handling of abuse cases in his diocese. Bishop Franz-Josef Bode told journalists at a press conference on Sept. 22 that he had discussed whether to resign as bishop of Osnabrück, northwestern Germany, with the safeguarding expert Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J. (...)