"Today, the Jesuit Order in Germany published a statement explaining that Father Ansgar Wucherpfennig has now been reinstated as the rector of the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt.
Wucherpfennig had previously been challenged by the Vatican because of his dissident comments about homosexuals, as well as for his especially favoring remarks about female priests. He now is being reinstated in his position without having to recant any of these controversial statements.
Father Arturo Sosa, S.J., the superior general of the Jesuits, has given his approval to the appointment. According to a press release of the Jesuit Order in Germany, Father Wucherpfennig has been reinstated immediately.
The press release states: 'Father Arturo Sosa, S.J. has received the Nihil obstat (...nothing stands in the way...) from the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education and has named – with immediate effect – Father Ansgar Wucherpfennig S.J. as the rector of the St. Georgen graduate school.'...
Father Wucherpfennig's remarks in a 2016 interview had aimed at such an opening up of the Church's teaching concerning female ordination and the blessing of homosexual couples...
Father Wucherpfennig has, furthermore, publicly stated in the past that he himself has already blessed homosexual couples."
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