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German Bishops’ Leader: Day of Same-Sex Blessings Not ‘Helpful’

Bistum Limburg.Bishop Georg Bätzing at the German bishops’ spring meeting in February 2021.

As chairman of the German bishops’ conference, Bishop Bätzing is a central figure in the “Synodal Way,” a process bringing together German lay people and bishops to discuss four major topics: the way power is exercised in the Church; sexual morality; the priesthood; and the role of women.