In light of many German bishops’ rejection of Jesus’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage, this announcement by ++Müller gives us some encouragement.
The very last thing we need today is stronger Bishop Conferences (a de facto Gallicanism) and a weaker papacy. God save us from this fate. Remember the Winnipeg Statement which did not come from the Pope but from a Bishops’ Conference. And there are many such examples.