Pope Francis said Canon Law does not provide for nationwide policies, as the German bishops had wanted

The Pope has rejected the German bishops’ attempted reform. Where does that leave ecumenical dialogue?

The leader of the ecumenism committee said the Vatican’s rejection of the German proposal was ‘inexplicable’

A leaked letter said the document ‘raises a series of problems of considerable importance’

The cardinal used Cologne’s Corpus Christi procession to give a robust defence of traditional teaching on Communion

Protestants who wish to receive Catholic Communion should become Catholic themselves, the Nigerian cardinal added

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

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

Bishop John Keenan said the video was ‘beyond the pale’

They also said that the Pope has agreed to meet Cardinal Marx in Rome