CWN: Cardinal Marx Offers to Resign, Citing ‘Systemic Failure’ on Abuse

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Catholic World News, June 04, 2021

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has offered his resignation, citing the Church’s “systemic failure” to address the sex-abuse scandal.

Cardinal Marx, one of the world’s most influential Catholic prelates, used his resignation offer to press the case for dramatic changes in the Church. He expressed his strong support for the “Synodal Path” that the German hierarchy has undertaken, calling for changes in Church teaching on a range of controversial issues including homosexuality, intercommunion, and women’s ordination.

The German cardinal made his offer to resign in a letter to Pope Francis, dated May 21. The Munich archdiocese made the letter public on June 4, saying that the Pope had authorized its release. …

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