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Jul 5, 2017 - 05:25 am .- Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop emeritus of Cologne, Germany and one of four cardinals who sent the "dubia" to Pope Francis last year, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 83.
Jun 30, 2017 - 12:08 pm .- Archbishop Heiner Koch of Berlin expressed his regret Friday at the German parliament’s vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, saying it had abandoned the fundamental characteristics of marriage.
Apr 11, 2017 - 06:02 am .- In August 2013, a group of 20 police officers and social workers stormed the home of Petra and Dirk Wunderlich and took away their children.
Jan 19, 2017 - 02:12 pm .- A German artist was fined after doing 27 pushups on a Catholic altar and posting a video of the stunt online.  
Dec 20, 2016 - 01:50 am .- After 12 people were killed when a truck rammed into crowds at a Berlin Christmas market, the German bishops have voiced their sorrow, and have invited people to join them in praying for the victims and their families.
Sep 17, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- More than 7,500 people took part in the annual March for Life in Berlin on Saturday, under the motto: “No Child is Unsuitable.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”  
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.
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.
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.  
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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