“This great martyrdom occurred in Cologne, at Germany, and a shrine has been erected to them there, containing as may of their bones as could be rescued.”
“The synodal assembly ended earlier than expected on Saturday afternoon after Bishop Bätzing asked organizers to count whether the meeting had a quorum of 154 participants after many departed early.”
“They reject both the Synodal Path’s claim to “speak for all Catholics in Germany and to make binding decisions for them…”
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Gercke’s report identified concerns about both men’s handling of abuse cases and they will remain suspended until the allegations have been clarified.
“This will lead to a de facto schism that will be very difficult (and theologically complex) to repair.”
Man is alleged to have been Nazi SS guard at Sachsenhausen camp between 1942 and 1945
U.S. authorities historically made up the bulk of the overall data demands Amazon receives, but this latest report shows Germany with 42% of all requests, followed by Spain with 18% and Italy and the U.S. with 11% share each.