Crisis of confidence over cardinal shakes Cologne Catholics


              The illuminated city center with the Cathedral, in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The illuminated city center with the Cathedral, in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A public employee cleans the square in front of the Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.  An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A clock is pictured inside the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A cathedral door keeper and a woman wait in front of the Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              People walk in front of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.  An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Regina Oediger-Spinrath, spokeswoman for the professional association of pastoral assistants in the Cologne archdiocese, poses for a portrait in front of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.  An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Tim Kurzbach, the Mayor of Solingen, a city in the Archdiocese of Cologne, poses for a portrait in his office in Solingen, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Peter Barzel a member of the St. Margareta parish in Duesseldorf north of Cologne poses for a portrait in his house in Duesseldorf-Gerresheim, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              FILE - Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, left, talks to Pope Francis during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at The Vatican, Oct. 5, 2022. Catholic in the Archdiocese of Cologne believers in Cologne have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. In the latest escalation of the crisis, Cologne prosecutors have opened an investigation against Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki in two cases on suspicion of making false affidavits. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
            
              FILE - Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki attends Pope Francis' weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at The Vatican,, Oct. 5, 2022. Catholic believers in the Archdiocese of Cologne have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. In the latest escalation of the crisis, Cologne prosecutors have opened an investigation against Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki in two cases on suspicion of making false affidavits. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
            
              Two men walk along a street near the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              People attend a Mass at a chapel inside the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              A tourist takes a picture inside the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              The illuminated city center with the Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking the Archdiocese of Cologne. Catholic believers have protested their deeply divisive bishop and are leaving in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Crisis of confidence over cardinal shakes Cologne Catholics