CWN: Pope Francis Rejects Cardinal Marx’s Resignation

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Pope Francis with Cardinal Reinhard Marx - archive photo

By Catholic World News, June 10, 2021

Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of Cardinal Reinhard Marx as Archbishop of Munich.

Cardinal Marx had earlier this week made public a May 21 letter in which he offered his resignation, citing the Church’s “systemic failure” to address the sex-abuse scandal. In his reply, released by the Vatican on June 10, the Pope praised the German cardinal for his courage in confronting the Church’s crisis.

In a two-page letter to Cardinal Marx, written in Spanish, Pope Francis warmly thanks him for his willingness to continue serving the Church. “Continue as you propose,” he instructs him, “but as Archbishop of Munich and Freising.” …

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