German priests challenge Church law on Communion for divorced/remarried Catholics [and the archbishop (Robert Zollitsch, president of the German Bishops' Conference) dilly-dallies on the issue]
CWN – June 08, 2012
In the Archdiocese of Freiburg, Germany, more than 160 members of the clergy has signed a statement saying that they regularly administer the Eucharist to Catholics who are divorced and remarried, in direct violation of Church law.
The Archdiocese of Freiburg has responded with a complaint that the priests’ statement has been “blown up by the media.” The archdiocese suggested that priests might administer the Eucharist to divorced and remarried Catholics under certain limited circumstances, but not as a “general and undifferentiated” practice.
Additional sources for this story: Germany: Catholic priests administer communion to divorcees (Vatican Insider) vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/inquiries-and-interviews/detail/articolo/germania-germany-alemania-15820/