Münster Bishop Felix Genn, Germany, will „not change anything“ after a Roman instruction demanded that parishes are led by priests.
Only in July, Genn commissioned the first layman "to lead" a parish.
Genn told Kirche-Und-Leben.de (September 2) that he was "surprised" by the Roman instruction [which simply repeated Canon Law]. He sees no reason to change - what he calls - the „developments of new leadership models.“
A disciple of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Genn is considered a "conservative."
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