Vatican blocks plan for massive downsizing of German diocese
June 10, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: The Vatican has refused to approve plans for a severe contraction of the Diocese of Trier, Germany. Citing the shortage of priests and the decline in the number of parishioners, Bishop Stephan Ackermann had proposed to consolidate the existing 887 parishes into just 35 large communities, each led by a priest working with two lay ministers. The Vatican said that the plan conflicted with canon law.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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