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A man claiming to be a former child victim of McCarrick says the ex-cardinal sexually abused a series of minors

Earlier this year, the group’s leaders assured their members that the synod’s resolutions would be ‘binding’

The bishops voted 51-12, despite previous Vatican concerns that the plans were not ‘ecclesiologically valid’

The plans are ‘substantially unchanged’ since Marx’s meeting with Pope Francis

The archdiocese has been criticized over its handling of abuse allegations against a priest

The ‘binding synodal path’ will be a service to the universal Church, Marx said

Cardinal Marx is to travel to Rome next week to ‘dispel any misunderstandings’

A legal assessment says the German bishops’ plans violate canonical norms

The proposal, which followed the instructions of a June letter from the Pope, was rejected in a 21-3 vote

The controversial lay group has a history of open dissent from Church teaching