The German Franciscans elected Father Markus Fuhrmann as their new Provincial Minister on 8 June. A few weeks earlier he had announced to the world that …
"I would like to promote seeing this as an opportunity that we as a church are colorful, that the church is also queer, that this is what God wants, that this corresponds to the diversity of creation and is therefore quite normal," Fuhrmann told MK-Online.
Brother Markus Fuhrmann, who recently came out as gay, has been elected provincial prior of the German Franciscans. In an interview, he criticizes the Church's moral teaching and calls for the abolition of celibacy and access for women to the holy orders.