‘De facto state of schism’: Vatican fears German bishops trying to reform church teaching

Cardinal Reinhard Marx at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 17, 2014. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA
Cardinal Reinhard Marx 

German Bishops are threatening schism because they want things to be more liberal than Francis

The German bishops have been working closely with a lay group known as the Central Committee of German Catholics, which supports female ordination and opposes clerical celibacy. MOREMORE