Vatican warns German bishops of ‘legal consequences’ over disputed ‘Synodal Committee’

Catholic Herald reports:

ROME – As the German bishops meet this week to advance their national reform process, the Vatican has threatened canonical action if they refuse to comply with an order to halt a vote on the statutes of a controversial new committee that had previously been disapproved.

As part of their current Feb. 19-22 general assembly in Augsburg, the roughly 60 members of the German Bishops’ Conference (DBK) attending were scheduled to address the results of their recently concluded “Synodal Path” reform process and to vote on the statutes of a “Synodal Committee” that has the task of establishing a new national “Synodal Council”. 

However, after receiving a new letter from the Vatican expressing concerns with the process and warning of potential punitive measures, the German bishops have apparently put that vote on hold.

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  1. Pat Savage says:

    Finally somebody had the courage to pick up a phone and make the call or maybe it’s what we called the coming of the Holy Spirit.

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