Synod divisions blamed on the Germans

10 September 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
Cardinal Gerhard Müller has claimed the present divisive climate in the Catholic Church is caused to a large degree by the German Church, write Christa Pongratz-Lippit and Tom Heneghan. Speaking at the presentation of the German edition of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s new book, God or Nothing, in Regensburg, Cardinal Müller – the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and himself a German – said he was often asked where German church leaders derived their claim to world church leadership on moral and sexual issues, in view of the ever higher number of Catholics leaving the Church in Germany. Its confessionals, seminaries and religious orders were “empty”. German church leaders were trying “by hook or by crook” to deconstruc

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