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News: Rome Fires Pro-Homosexual Union Jesuit College Rector in Germany (First report in English)

Rome has effectively fired, that is refused the nihil obstat for another term, the Rector of the German Jesuit theological college of Sankt Georgen in Frankfurt.

Fr Ansgar Wucherpfennig SJ (together with the Dean of Frankfurt, Father Johannes Count von und zu Eltz) had publicly defended homosexual relationships as something "to be valued" and even performed blessings of such couples. The Congregation for Catholic Education in conjunction with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has now withheld the nihil obstat for his new term as Rector, to which he had been elected by academic committee. 

The Bishop of Limburg, Dr Georg Bätzing, the Dean of Frankfurt and the Jesuit provincial all defended Fr Wucherpfennig, calling Rome’s decision unreasonable and "contrary to subsidiarity".

(Main source)