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Pope responds to violence in Munich and Kabul with call for more prayer

Jul 24, 2016 - 06:23 am .- On Sunday, Pope Francis responded to recent acts of violence in Germany and Afghanistan, expressing his closeness to the families of the victims, and stressing the importance of prayer in the face of threats against “safety and peace.”

Munich archbishop, Benedict XVI grieve deadly shooting

Jul 23, 2016 - 08:11 am .- The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at a shopping mall, and condemned acts of violence which “poison” society with fear.

Local bishop expresses dismay over German train attack

Jul 19, 2016 - 11:57 am .- In the wake of Monday night's terror attack by an Afghan Islamist on a train and pedestrians in Würzburg, the city's bishop has issued a statement of "great dismay" at the events, which left several people severely wounded.

Archbishop Ganswein calls German Church Tax 'a serious problem'

Jul 18, 2016 - 09:55 am .- Archbishop Georg Ganswein has criticized the German Church Tax process, calling its handling of people opting out of the controversial system “a serious problem.”  

German bishops release new figures: fewer churchgoers, parishes, and priests

Jul 16, 2016 - 07:08 am .- Figures released Friday by the German bishops' conference draw a bleak picture of the ongoing decline of Catholicism in Germany.

German prelate breaks rank with Cardinal Marx, insists on fidelity to Rome

Mar 24, 2015 - 02:32 am .- A German cardinal has publicly opposed the words of two other German bishops who have suggested that the nation’s Church can form its own policies without direction from Rome.

Ukraine, poverty, G7 discussed by Pope, German chancellor

Feb 21, 2015 - 11:56 am .- The ongoing crisis in Ukraine was among the topics covered by Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in their Feb. 21 meeting at the Vatican.  

Freiburg archdiocese given new bishop, from among its priests

May 31, 2014 - 08:17 am .- Father Stephan Burger, a priest of the Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, was appointed archbishop of the same local Church, vacant since September, by Pope Francis on Friday.

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