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Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, left, talks with Cardinal Robert Sarah at the Synod (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

African Catholics ‘accept simple answers to difficult questions’, says editor of bishops’ website

In an earlier meeting Pope Francis greets Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, the German bishops' conference former president (Photo: CNS)

Francis says he hopes Year of Mercy can revive Confession and a better understanding of the Eucharist

Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke about the 'new climate economy' at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (CNS)

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Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg

Archbishop says people who stop paying Church tax should not continue to receive sacraments

Pope Benedict XVI, right, meets Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, the head of the German Episcopal Conference and other German bishops AP

The Pope has said he is unhappy about the small amount of time given to ecumenical dialogue in the provisional plans for his September visit to Germany