German bishops' news agency launches English edition

"The agency’s Jan. 7 press release noted that “there is intense interest within the Catholic Church around the world in the so-called Synodal Path, the project for reforms in the Catholic Church in Germany starting at the end of January with a three day synodal plenary assembly in Frankfurt.”

“Until now, coverage of the debates underway in the Catholic Church in Germany by English-language media, blogs and social media has often been polemical and rarely objective," Lugwig Ring-Eifel, editor-in-chief of Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur, or KNA, said in the press release.

At the center of coverage surrounding the German Church has been Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the head of the German bishops’ conference, which owns KNA."