German ‘Synodal Way’ extends to 2023 as assembly ends abruptly

The German Catholic Church’s “Synodal Way” will be extended to 2023 after its plenary session ended abruptly on Saturday following votes in favor of a text endorsing same-sex blessings and a discussion of whether the priesthood is necessary. The head of the German bishops’ conference said he regarded the sudden ending as a “teachable moment.”