German Bishops Relax Restrictions for Same-Sex, Divorced-Remarried Church Employees

National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin:

Just days after returning from their ad limina visit in Rome, Germany’s bishops have loosened ecclesiastical labor law so that all employees of the Catholic Church in Germany will no longer be threatened with dismissal if they are divorced and remarried or living in a same-sex relationship.

The German bishops’ conference (DBK) announced on Tuesday that the new law, called the “Basic Order of Ecclesiastical Service,” was passed by a two-thirds majority during the bishops’ plenary meeting this week. Report is here.