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Cardinal Müller: German leadership risks split in Church

September 04, 2015

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has warned against a serious split within the Church over questions involving marriage and human sexuality.

Speaking in Regensburg, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said that the drive by Church leaders in his native Germany to claim a leadership role in defining policy for the universal Church should be examined critically, in light of the mass exodus from the German Catholic Church.

Cardinal Müller said that the Church should not accept the secularizing trend that is most evident in Western Europe, because it is not an “inevitable natural process.” While the trend is strong, he said, energetic evangelization can counteract it: “With faith you can move mountains.”


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