Pope prompted to consult Kasper before writing Letter to German Church

The Tablet

Sept. 20, 2019

By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

It has now emerged that the Pope’s letter followed a lengthy conversation he had with Cardinal Walter Kasper about the German Church.

The prestigious German theological monthly Herder Korrespondenz has shed new light on the ongoing row between the German Church and elements in the Vatican over the Church’s plans for a “synodal procedure”.

The procedure will chart a way forward for the Church following the devastation caused by the abuse crisis, and the massive exodus of the faithful.

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