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Report: leading cardinals fear German push toward schism

March 26, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Two leaders of the Roman Curia thought that the president of the German bishops’ conference should be called to Rome for correction after a January interview in which he questioned Church teachings, reports Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register. But the request from Cardinals Luis Ladaria and Kurt Koch was turned down by Pope Francis. Another former Vatican official, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, voiced fears that the Pope does not recognize the danger of schism, caused by “the Protestantization of liberal theologians,” embraced by much of the German hierarchy.

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  • Posted by: wenner1687 - Mar. 28, 2021 5:27 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Müller should remember that PF has said "He's not afraid of schism." As usual with "Bergoglio the Ambivalent", we're not sure if he means a) that he doesn't think schism is likely, or b) that if it happens he isn't fussed about it. I incline to b), myself.