Given the revelations about the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, the CDU-Chairman Annegret Kramp expected-Karrenbauer, a stronger against control of the Church.
“The Catholic Church bears no blame for the fact that it prevents the awareness of this crime to the children systemically, and thus the abuse. This is the great fault, which carries the Church,” she told the magazine, “Publik-Forum”. “The efforts that there are now, Far from sufficient to ensure that such a failure of the institutional Church repeatedly.”
in addition, Kramp-karrenbauer, a member of the Central Committee of German Catholics, for the future of women priests in the Catholic Church. “A first step would be for women to the diaconate. In view of the shortage of priests, a second would be repealed, the obligation to celibacy. Then more men would be willing to be a priest,” she said.
On the question of whether celibacy and the rigid sexual morality of the Church, have favoured the abuse of children, said Kramp-Karrenbauer, especially this have to do with each individual offender. “No offender can say that he is a victim of circumstances or of the system of the Church.”
Particularly powerful Kramp-karrenbauer’s not in your new party office web. “It feels not so powerful, because I come every day to the limits,” she said. As CDU Chairman, they work together in the party with many Thousands of volunteers. “Have a mind of their own. I must convince that I need to take, I can force nothing.”