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The cardinal headed the German Church for 20 years

A 26-year-old man from Cameroon has been arrested in connection with the crime

The cardinal said the idea of only allowing Communion in specific cases was a ‘rhetorical trick’

Each new parish in Trier Diocese will be led by a priest and two full-time lay people

Canon law does not envisage the ongoing reception of Communion by someone who remains Protestant

The Protestant must ‘affirm the faith of the Catholic Church’ and wish to end ‘serious spiritual distress’

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The cardinal’s apparent endorsement of blessing same-sex couples has troubling historical echoes

German bishops’ conference president says blessing should be offered on case-by-case basis

They will keep the line ‘lead us not into temptation’ as it is to maintain unity with other Christian denominations