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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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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jul. 08, 2011 4:34 PM ET USA

    Sent by the Pope we needed.

  • Posted by: Steve214 - Jul. 06, 2011 7:47 PM ET USA

    Sounds like he's just the bishop that they need!