Some German Catholics bewildered over Woelki decision
September 29, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Following an investigation into how he has handled abuse allegations, Pope Francis has granted Cardinal Rainer Mari Woelki of Cologne a leave of absence and has allowed him to remain in office. The investigation found failures in communication, but no evidence of a covering up evidence.
One German theologian commented, “The powers that be get soft and the bishops remain in office and get time-out, which is a slap in the face for the victims.”
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