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The Cardinal was responding to German politician Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who called for female ordination

His comments come as debate over Communion for Protestants intensifies

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, regarded as a likely successor to Angela Merkel, accepted it would be an ‘immense break’ with tradition

The Dutch cardinal said the Pope should have clearly rejected proposals to allow Protestants to receive Communion

The Vatican has failed to come down clearly on either side of the German intercommunion debate

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The nuncio condemned the response of German bishops to Bavaria’s plans to hang crosses in public buildings

Another Bavarian bishop has praised the move, however

They will discuss controversial plans to allow Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion in certain circumstances

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