German Synodal Way members back women priests

A text in favor of ordaining women was passed, 174 for and only 30 against, with 6 abstentions on February 4. The vote came during a plenary session of the Synodal Way, a controversial multi-year process bringing together the country’s bishops and lay people. Said one opposition group, “The next schism in Christendom is just around the corner. And it will come again from Germany.”