Papal advisor Cardinal Marx asks to resign

...and Pope Francis refuses his request. What does it all mean? Cardinal Reinhard Marx, 67, Archbishop of Munich and Freising in Germany, sent shockwaves through the Catholic world when his letter to Pope Francis, dated May 21, asking the Pope to accept his resignation as Archbishop, was made public June 4. Pope Francis replied with his [...]

Communion for Protestants married to Catholics requires further study

A letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sheds light on Pope Francis’ position regarding the Eucharist in inter-communion marriages. The issue has been raised by the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference and regards an ecumenical theme that concerns the Universal Church. Pope Francis has invited German bishops to await legislation that is applicable to the whole [...]

"(Re)Thinking Europe Conference"

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' remarks at the conference on (Re)Thinking Europe: a Christian Contribution to the Future of the European Project, sponsored by the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE): Address of His Holiness Pope Francis  to the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community Saturday, 28 [...]

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