Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Stefan Hesse’

Situation untenable: Hamburg vicar-general wants new bishop

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
Hamburg action from Vatican

The vicar-general of the archdiocese of Hamburg has urged the Vatican to break its five-month silence. Pope Francis granted Archbishop of Hamburg Stephan Hesse leave of absence at the end of March. The leave came after Hesse offered his resignation over the mismanagement of sexual abuse cases in his previous diocese, Cologne. Vicar-general Ansgar Thim Read more

German archbishop offers resignation over damning sex abuse report

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
archbishop sex abuse resignation

Hamburg Archbishop Stefan Hesse has offered his resignation after being accused of mishandling sex abuse allegations while he was a priest in Cologne. The Cardinal Archbishop of Cologne, Ranier Maria Woelki, also took action against two subordinates in the wake of a damning report on the church’s mishandling of sexual abuse allegations. Auxiliary Bishop Dominikus Read more