“In God’s hand”: Bishop Kässmann’s resignation letter

YESTERDAY I WROTE IN detail about the drunk driving arrest on Saturday night of Margot Kässmann, Bishop of the State Church of Hanover and Chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church of Germany. This high office made her – if not the spiritual leader – at least the spokeswoman for twenty-five million main-line German Protestants, i.e. nearly a third of the country’s population. Although the Council gave Kässmann its unanimous support at a late-night teleconference, she nevertheless announced her resignation this afternoon. The following is my translation of her letter to the Council…



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