New Archbishop of Berlin faces heavy opposition
July 06, 2011
The newly appointed Archbishop of Berlin, Rainer Maria Woelki, faces daunting opposition from dissidents and secularists in the German capital.
A Reuters report gives special prominence to the complaints of gay activists that Archbishop-elect Woelki is too conservative, because he upholds Church teachings on human sexuality. Reuters treats the prelate with suspicion, despite his conciliatory statements—thus illustrating the challenges that he will face.
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