Pope Francis has lunch with his cousin, Carla Rabezzana, as German bishop Georg Baetzing says the Catholic Church must debate issues such as women priests. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis has lunch with his cousin, Carla Rabezzana, as German bishop Georg Baetzing says the Catholic Church must debate issues such as women priests. Photo: AFP
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Women priests, homosexuality, must be confronted by Catholic Church – not closed debate as Vatican wants, bishop says

  • German bishop Georg Baetzing spoke at the end of a week of talks between Pope Francis and Vatican officials on one side, and Germany’s bishops on the other
  • They centred on a controversial German progressive movement to give lay Catholics a say on some doctrinal matters, which has alarmed Catholic conservatives

Pope Francis has lunch with his cousin, Carla Rabezzana, as German bishop Georg Baetzing says the Catholic Church must debate issues such as women priests. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis has lunch with his cousin, Carla Rabezzana, as German bishop Georg Baetzing says the Catholic Church must debate issues such as women priests. Photo: AFP
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