World sexual assault in the Church: the pope refuses the resignation of the archbishop of Munich
The German Catholic Church’s Threat to Unity
Convened to address problems within the German Church, a new Church-affiliated body appears to be questioning essential Catholic doctrine.Five hundred Years after Martin Luther, the unity of the Church is again at stake in Germany.
Pope Francis rejectedof his post of Archbishop of Munich, in a letter published this Thursday 10 June where he thanks him "for his courage" against .
"Continue as you propose, but as Archbishop of Munich," writes the Pope to the German Cardinal, who had announced Friday having asked to be unloaded from his duties because of the "failure" of the German Catholic Church. "The catastrophe of sexual abuse".
"Dear brother, thank you for your courage. It is a Christian courage (...) who is not afraid to be humiliated in the face of the terrible reality of the fishing, "says the Pope in this letter published in German and Spanish.
Pope Francis Urges All Bishops to Take Responsibility for Abuse Cases, Refuses German Cardinal's Resignation
In a letter to Reinhard Marx, Pope Francis responded to the announcement that the cardinal would resign as archbishop of Munich and Freising due to the church's mishandling of abuse cases.In a letter to Marx, Francis responded to the explosive announcement that Marx would resign as archbishop of Munich and Freising due to the church's mishandling of abuse cases, the Associated Press reported.
"Assume the crisis, personally and communal, is the only fruitful path," adds François. For him, all the Church is in crisis because of the affair of abuses "and" the ostrich policy does not lead anywhere. "
Video: Facing the sexual abuse scandal in the church, the Archbishop of Munich resigns (Le Figaro)
The Archbishop of Munich, former President of the German Episcopal Conference, had addressed a Request for resignation to the Pope on May 21st."Institutional or systemic failure"
"For me, it is essentially a question of sharing the disaster of sexual abuse committed by church leaders in recent decades," he wrote to the Pope , denouncing an "institutional or systemic failure" in the vast scandal that also splashes the German Catholic Church.
Pope rejects German cardinal's offer to quit
Cardinal Reinhard Marx had offered to resign over the mishandling of the Catholic abuse crisis.Cardinal Reinhard Marx said earlier this month that he should share responsibility for the "catastrophe" of abuse by Catholic priests.
This request for resignation by Reinhard Marx had intervened while Pope Francis ordered an investigation into the treatment of sexual assault casesThe Pope has appointed two "apostolic visitors", extraordinary pontifical envoys, responsible for "apprehending the complex pastoral situation to the Archbishop and at the same time to study any errors" from Cardinal Rainer-Maria Woelki and others prelaxation of the diocese. Cardinal Woelki, a curator in the ranks of the Church,
is accused of having long covered
Catholic Church Moves to Defrock Priests Who Use Abuse Authority for Sexual Acts .
Pope Francis announced that priests and laypeople who hold church office can be explicitly punished for sexually abusing minors and adults. © Vatican Pool/Getty Images Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives in the Vatican Garden's Grotto of Lourdes for the recitation of the Holy Rosary on May 31, 2021 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis announced a change to church law Tuesday that will criminalize sexual abuse of adults and minors by priests and lay church officials.