Scandinavian bishops criticize Germany's synodal path reform project

The Catholic bishops of the Scandinavian countries have voiced concern about "the direction, the methodology and the substance" of the Synodal Path reform consultations in Germany.

Top EU cardinal calls for change in church teaching on gay relationships

Luxembourg Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, a Jesuit who leads the pan-European Catholic bishops' conference, has called for a change in the church's teaching on homosexuality.

Top German bishop again calls for an apology from retired Pope Benedict

The president of the German bishops' conference, Limburg Bishop Georg Batzing, has again called on retired Pope Benedict XVI to apologize for his alleged mishandling of clergy sexual abuse cases.

Vatican to investigate German archdiocese's finances, once cardinal returns from sabbatical

The Vatican has announced an external audit of extraordinary expenditures in Germany's largest Catholic archdiocese, to begin after Cardinal Rainer Woelki returns from his sabbatical in March.