Pope Francis refuses to accept Cardinal Barbarin’s resignation
20 March 2019 | 10:56 am
Pope Francis refuses to accept Cardinal Barbarin's resignation.
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One of Germany's most senior Catholic clerics has offered his resignation to Pope Francis. He said in his letter that he wanted to take a share of responsibility "for the catastrophe of sexual abuse" by church members.
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Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx had offered to step down over the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. The pope agreed that the Church needs to be reformed.
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The 84-year-old will undergo a procedure for inflammation of the large colon.
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Pope Francis met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose right-wing, anti-immigrant policies clash with Francis' call for countries to welcome refugees. Francis discussed refugees and anti-Semitism in Budapest.
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"Here, in this place, the name of God was dishonored," Pope Francis said at a Holocaust memorial in Bratislava. During World War II, Slovakia was governed by a Nazi puppet regime, headed by Catholic priest Jozef Tiso.
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Archbishop Stefan Hesse was on leave after being accused of neglecting his duty in a report on sexual abuse at the diocese of Cologne.
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In his Angelus prayer, Pope Francis deplores the "terrible outbreak of violence" in the prison of Guayaquil, Ecuador, where at least 118 inmates died - including six beheaded - in rioting among rival gangs before police regained control.
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he plans to step down, with the country's foreign minister to take his place.
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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said the Catholic Church needs to be more transparent about abuse scandals. He and the pope also criticized a lack of coherent EU immigration policy with regard to refugees.
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