A German bishop has revealed he “can imagine” women priests, after the first step of the married male priests made possible, in theory, by the Amazon Synod.
The faithful of a German parish have fought back against a “fundamentalist and inhuman” cardinal, successfully campaigning to block him from speaking at their church.
“The objections of Rome to the ordination of women often fail to convince”, the Bishop of Mainz in Germany, Peter Kohlgraf, has lamented.
800 people have protested for gender equality in the Catholic Church by forming a human chain around Cologne Cathedral.
A key German lay representative has hit out at one of his country’s cardinals for suggesting that the national Church’s “binding synodal process”, or grassroots consultation process, could lead to Church division.
The women behind the ‘Maria 2.0’ movement, the German push for gender equality in the Church, have announced a second week of protests.
Swiss Catholic women are planning to bring “financial pressure” to bear on the official Catholic Church in a push for more power for female faithful.
Germany’s largest Catholic women’s organisation has for the first time called for the ordination of women to the priesthood.