Monday, June 08, 2015
Augustinus, "'Shadow Synod' participant is new Archbishop of Berlin" (Rorate Caeli, June 8, 2015): "Heiner Koch, 61 years old, Bishop of Dresden-Meiβen, as the new Archbishop of Berlin ... is now without question aligned with the 'progressivist' camp." He is also "one of the three German delegates to the 2015 Synod along with Reinhard Cardinal Marx of Munich and Franz-Josef Bode, Bishop of Osnabruck. Despite some conservative-sounding statements made by the Archbishop-elect during the Benedict years (such as a 2012 statement on the futility of discussing matters already closed by the Magisterium) he is now without question aligned with the "progressivist" camp. All three German delegates to the 2015 Synod have publicly come out in favor of the Kasper "hypothesis" and all three attended the now-infamous "Shadow Synod" held on May 25 at the Gregorianum in Rome.