Church In Germany

Thumbnail marienplatz credit stefan jurca via flickr cc by sa 20 A crisis in the German church? Synod questionnaire would suggest so

The Synod of Bishops began receiving in April responses to a questionnaire that had been sent to dioceses the world over in preparation for...

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Thumbnail cologne cathedral germany credit namportnawak via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna A look at the crisis of the Church in Germany

Berlin, Germany, Aug 23, 2016 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The plummeting number of priestly vocations in the Catholic Church in Germany is raising...

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Thumbnail mons georg gnswein 1 at the vatican press conference presenting the cd cantate domino by sistine chapel on sept 29 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 9 29 15 Archbishop Ganswein calls German Church Tax 'a serious problem'

Munich, Germany, Jul 18, 2016 / 09:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Georg Ganswein has criticized the German Church Tax process, calling its...

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Thumbnail money credit fsecart via flickr cc by 20 cna 2 11 15 As church-goers wane, Germany's controversial tax prompts unease

While church attendees dwindle in Germany, questions have arisen once again over the controversial state-imposed church tax – and whether it's time...

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Thumbnail doorway credit glasseyes view via flickr cc by sa 20 cna 5 26 15 As synod council meets, 'shadow council' pushes acceptance of gay unions

While the Synod of Bishops' ordinary council gathered to discuss the upcoming Synod on the Family this week, a private group of bishops and experts...

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Thumbnail benedict xvi paul padde cna Benedict XVI: Cardinal Meisner died a 'cheerful' man

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2017 / 09:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a letter sent for the funeral of the late Cardinal Joachim Meisner, retired Pope...

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Thumbnail bishop heiner koch on december 18 2013 credit martin rulsch wikimedia commons cna 6 5 15 Bishop Heiner Koch, a German delegate to Family Synod, appointed Berlin archbishop

The Vatican confirmed on Monday, June 8 that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Heiner Koch of Dresden-Meissen as Archbishop of Berlin. As...

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Thumbnail xanten cathedral germany credit daniel mennerich via flickr cc by nc nd cna Critic: German Catholicism is rich – but in the wrong ways

The Catholic Church in Germany is “spiritually impoverished and in decline, yet rich in material means.” That is the diagnosis of Anian Christoph...

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Thumbnail bishop franz peter tebartz van elst on 1 june 2012 credit christliches medienmagazin pro via flickr cc by 20 cna 10 23 13 German bishop accused of luxurious lifestyle resigns

In a March 26 statement the Holy See announced its acceptance of the resignation of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebarts-van Elst, noting that the situation...

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Thumbnail the reichstag building where the bundestag meets credit jan zeschky via flickr  cc by nc 20 cna German bishops criticize parliament's approval of gay marriage

Berlin, Germany, Jun 30, 2017 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Heiner Koch of Berlin expressed his regret Friday at the German parliament’s...

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Thumbnail empty church credit manfred antranias zimmer via pixabay public domain cna German bishops release new figures: fewer churchgoers, parishes, and priests

Munich, Germany, Jul 16, 2016 / 07:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Figures released Friday by the German bishops' conference draw a bleak picture of the...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with german bishops during their ad limina visit vatican city nov 20 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 11 20 15 German bishops say the divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

Cologne, Germany, Feb 1, 2017 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The German bishops have published their own guidelines on Amoris laetitia allowing, in...

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Thumbnail church pews credit goran bogicevic shutterstock cna Report claims decades of abuse against 500 German choir boys

Regensburg, Germany, Jul 18, 2017 / 03:37 pm (CNA).- A new report claims that more students of a prestigious German choir were subjected to...

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