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“He will proclaim the truth to us”

Joachim Cardinal Meisner hopes for Pope Benedict XVI. During his visit to Germany, an unabridged proclamation of the Christian faith and clear announcements for Catholics and Protestants. In the interview, the Archbishop of Cologne also talks about theologian Pope Joseph Ratzinger and about the situation of East German Catholics in the GDR and today.



CBA: Cardinal, you recently experienced the Pope in Spain, as he completed an enormous workload in great heat. The travel program in Germany is also tight. How does he manage it at his age?

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Emotional vote

Emotional vote

Anti-abortion activists with signs: "Vote NO to abortion on demand" © Brian Lawless

This Friday, the Irish are being called on to decide whether to legalize abortions in their country. With one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world, do the Irish really have women's concerns in mind??

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Accusations against francis

Accusations against francis

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S © Romano Siciliani (KNA)

The former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, has made accusations against Pope Francis: Former Washington Archbishop McCarrick, who has been accused of abuse, has already been accused by Pope Benedict XVI of. had been punished.

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Call for worship and apology

A good nine months before Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Germany, the congress will be held in the German capital. Berlin politicians have spoken about their expectations: The governing mayor expects a "great service," the government's abuse commissioner an apology to victims of sexual abuse.

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To the periphery

To the periphery

The pope travels to Chile and Peru. Why did he choose these countries, what are his topics and when will he finally visit his home country Argentina? In an interview, Christine Seuss of Vatican News explains the background to the decision.

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Synod, pauline year, foreign travel

Synod, pauline year, foreign travel

Pope Benedict XVI. sees as his highlights of the year ending the Synod of Bishops on the Bible, the Pauline Year and his three trips abroad. The pastoral trips to the United States, to Australia with the participation in the World Youth Day and to France have made the Church present in the world as a spiritual force, said the head of the Church on Monday in his annual review before the Roman Curia.

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Effort to limit damage

Suddenly everyone is alarmed at the escalation in tensions between state and church in Italy and scrambling for damage control. There is irritation on all sides about the extent of the shambles caused by the polemic over the restrictive immigration law. The crisis was recently aggravated by spicy revelations about the editor-in-chief of the Catholic newspaper "Avvenire".