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Meier in the Middle: Why This German Bishop May Be a ‘Roman Bellwether’ on the Synodal Way

Bishop Bertram Meier of Augsburg, Germany

ANALYSIS: Bishop Bertram Meier of Augsburg has long positioned himself as a sort of ‘middleman’ between the Vatican and the German bishops — making his recent criticism of critics of Germany’s synodal process a possible indicator of the Holy See’s current views on the unstable situation.