According to the Austrian kath.net, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has rejected the proposed guidelines of the German Catholic bishops’ conference for intercommunion in mixed marriages in individual cases – with the express approval of Pope Francis.Recently, seven German bishops had appealed to the Vatican to intervene, in opposition to the vast majority of the bishops’ conference which approved a draft version of the proposal.
UPDATE 4-18, 7:45 pm: German media are now reporting on the German bishops’ conference statement:
“A rejection of the pastoral guidelines is not known to us,” spokesman Matthias Kopp stated. Cardinal Marx did not send the guidelines to the Vatican. The relevant draft is still being worked on.” Kopp emphasized: “The report made by kath.net is not conclusive and we are unable to confirm it.”