German bishops meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican amid concern over Synodal Way
November 18, 2022
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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis received Germany’s bishops on November 17 as part of their ad limina visit.
The Vatican did not release a statement on the content of the discussion. The German bishops characterized the meeting as an “open round of talks” on several topics, including the German bishops’ controversial Synodal Way.
In 2015, during their last ad limina visit, the Pope told the German bishops to emphasize Confession instead of structures in order to counter the erosion of faith there.
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