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The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.

Munich archdiocese: Church tax income rises as record numbers depart

Oct 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising announced Friday that it received 665 million euros in income from the church tax last... Read more

Church in Germany receives highest ever church tax income despite record exodus

Jul 20, 2020

The Church in Germany received more money in church tax than ever before in 2019 despite losing a record number... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein at the Vatican Press Conference presenting the CD Cantate Domino by Sistine Chapel on Sept. 29, 2015.

Archbishop Ganswein calls German Church Tax 'a serious problem'

Jul 18, 2016

Archbishop Georg Ganswein has criticized the German Church Tax process, calling its handling of people opting out of the controversial... Read more

As church-goers wane, Germany's controversial tax prompts unease

Feb 12, 2015

By Jan Bentz

While church attendees dwindle in Germany, questions have arisen once again over the controversial state-imposed church tax – and whether... Read more