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Retired German archbishop gives up honour after abuse report

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, then chairman of the German Episcopal Conference, speaks during a press conference at the Vatican, on Monday, 14th October 2013

Berlin, GermanyAP A former head of the Catholic German Bishops’ Conference is giving up the country’s highest honour following scathing criticism this week of his handling of clergy abuse cases during his tenure as archbishop of Freiburg and as a personnel officer in the diocese. Robert Zollitsch has informed German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a […]