COMECE President comments on Card. Marx's resignation offered to Pope Francis
It is with great respect that I received the news that H. Em. Cardinal Reinhard Marx has offered Pope Francis his resignation as Archbishop of Munich and Freising.
The Cardinal's decision must be the result of a profound and courageous inner reflection, towards which we must have deep respect. His decision mirrors the seriousness that has always characterised his pastoral activity. I am sorry for his resignation but I have a profound respect for Cardinal Marx and his decision.
In 2018, I succeeded Cardinal Marx as President of COMECE. His contribution as German Bishop Delegate first and as President of COMECE after, has been extremely precious, making COMECE a more dynamic actor in the dialogue with the institutions of the European Union as contributor to human-centered policies in support of the common good.