Cardinal Reinhard Marx to step down as head of German bishops

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has announced that he will not seek a second term as head of the national bishops’ conference, citing age and a desire to spend more time in his archdiocese as key reasons for the decision.

Marx, who was tapped as the archbishop of Munich and Freising in 2008, was elected president of the German episcopal conference in 2014. In a Feb. 11 communique posted to the website for the German episcopal conference, he said during the conference’s March 2-5 general assembly he is “not available” to be elected for a second term. Read more

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