US News after sharp criticism: Cardinal Marx renounces the Federal Cross of Merit
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The Munich Cardinal Marx waived the award of the Federal Cross of Merit. As the "Cologne City-Anzeiger" learned from well-taught circles, the Munich Archbishop reacts to massive criticism of abuse victims. The honor was planned for this Friday. At first, the archbishopric and the Federal Presidential Office was not an opinion.
Among others, thehad turned to Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and demanded not to make the honor for the time being. The accusation of the cover-up is with Marx "still not cleared," various investigations are not yet completed, so the advisory board, which was called by Cardinal Rainer Woelki and represents the victims of sexual abuse in the archbishopric. For those affected, the honor is hard to bear.
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allegations from the time as a bishop in Trier
"The awarding of the Federal Cross of Merit to Cardinal Marx may only take place if it is clearly demonstrated that he did not guilty or hinder an enlightenment," said the Advisory Board member Peter Bringmann Henselder.
from Marx 'Time as Bishop of Trier In the years from 2001 to 2007, various allegations to deal with bishop with cases of sexual abuse in his diocese in the room. Controversial is also the handling of the Cardinal, which has been Archbishop of Munich since 2007, with an abuse report from 2010.
The then first and only such study is still under closure. She also illuminates the time of Marx's predecessor, later Kuria Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Pope Benedict XVI. Marx has commissioned a second opinion on the same law firm, whose publication is planned for the summer.
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Before the prior discussion of the federal government and countries on Monday, the demands for relief for vaccinated and a departure of the previous priorization became louder. The North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister and CDU boss Armin Laschet demanded "fundamental rights for all as quickly as possible". Even Thuringia's Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (Linke) demanded a rapid "clarification" that Genisen, vaccinated and tested are equal ".
According to reports, there are other media reports this week, which give rise to critical questions to Marx 'in Trier when dealing with abuse cases and their clarification.
The Presidential Office had explained to the demands of those affected, at the Honor for Marx. CONTENT. The Cardinal had in his time as chairman of the German Bishops' Conference in a special way for justice and solidarity, said on Monday a spokesman for the Federal Presidential Office.
Marx have used for the inclusion of refugees, have moved against populism and hitting position. For these merits, Marx, as well as his predecessors, is awarded. At the same time, it is clear that Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier expects the rightless education of the mass sexual abuse of children and adolescents in the Catholic Church.
In the dispute Thehad criticized Cardinal Marx his Cologne co-brother Woelki sharp, because he had a first report due to legal concerns under the closure and made commissioned.
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