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Bishop Georg Bätzing, chairman of the German bishops’ conference, meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, June 24, 2021.

Pope Francis told Bishop Bätzing: We don’t need 2 Evangelical churches in Germany

Jun 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope recalled his remark during a conversation with the editors of Jesuit journals. Read more

 Cologne Cathedral.

German Church membership will be halved by 2060, new study says

May 6, 2019

The number of Germans who pay a state-administered “Church tax” to the Catholic Church or the country’s largest Protestant group... Read more

Pope Francis examines a book with Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the Evangelical Church in Germany, at an ecumenical meeting at the Vatican, Feb. 6, 2017.

Look to Christ to overcome 'tragic' Reformation legacy, Pope says

Feb 6, 2017

The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is an opportunity for both Protestants and Catholics to place Christ at the... Read more