The Pope said this to the German Bishops:
In this regard [ie. in regard to the Seminaries], Vatican Council II, in its decree ‘Optatam Totius’, established important norms that, unfortunately, have not yet been completely implemented. This is particularly true of the institution of what is called the introductory course before the beginning of real and proper study. This should not only transmit a solid understanding of the classical languages, which is expressly required for the study of philosophy and theology, but also familiarity with the catechism, together with the religious, liturgical, and sacramental practice of the Church. …[T]he so-called role-playing games with a group dynamic, the groups of self-exploration, and other psychological experiments are less adapted for this purpose, and can create confusion and uncertainty instead.
And in case you were wondering if this applies to Religious Education in Catholic Schools as well, he also said:
In the past, it was not rare for the content of catechesis to be put in second place with respect to the teaching methods. The complete and comprehensible presentation of the contents of the faith is a decisive aspect for the approval of textbooks for religious instruction. No less important is the teachers’ fidelity to the Church’s faith, and their participation in the liturgical and pastoral life of the parishes or the ecclesial communities in the area where they work. In the Catholic schools, moreover, it is important that the introduction to the Catholic vision of the world and of the practice of the faith, as also the overall Catholic formation of the personality, be transmitted in a convincing way not only during the hour of religious instruction, but also throughout the entire school day – and not in the last place through the personal testimony of the teachers.
Okay. I take it that the Holy Father doesn’t expect that to apply just to Germany?