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Church in Germany - Latest News

Nov 23, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A German archbishop asked the Vatican Friday to review his handling of abuse allegations. 
Nov 20, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx has dissolved an embattled Catholic community in his archdiocese of Munich and Freising.
Oct 26, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican has told the German Bishops’ Conference that a forthcoming meeting in Rome to discuss Germans’ concerns about the new instruction on parishes will not include laymen representing Germany’s “Synodal Way”.
Oct 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising announced Friday that it received 665 million euros in income from the church tax last year, despite a record number of Catholics in the diocese formally leaving the Church.
Sep 25, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Germany’s Catholic bishops agreed this week to a uniform system for compensation payments to abuse survivors.
Aug 31, 2020 - 04:30 am .- An unknown assailant punched a priest during Sunday Mass in Berlin, Germany.
Aug 24, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The German Bishops' Conference has said it will accept the Vatican's invitation to discuss the new instruction on parishes at a meeting in Rome, suggesting that it will be accompanied by laymen representing the "Synodal Process" under way in Germany.
Aug 9, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Theology in Germany, with a few exceptions, is in a crisis. This is the conclusion reached by a German theology professor, who is the William K. Warren Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Ulrich Lehner earned a doctorate in theology at the University of Regensburg, and a habilitation doctorate in history at the Central European University.
Jul 30, 2020 - 05:45 am .- A Vatican cardinal has invited German bishops to Rome to discuss their criticisms of a new instruction on parishes. 
Jul 27, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Cardinal Walter Kasper has defended a new Vatican instruction on parishes after it was criticized by several German bishops. 
Jul 23, 2020 - 07:15 am .- A new Vatican instruction on parishes has received a mixed reception in Germany.
Jul 20, 2020 - 07:15 am .- The Church in Germany received more money in church tax than ever before in 2019 despite losing a record number of members.
Jul 9, 2020 - 08:15 am .- A survey released Thursday found that 30% of German Catholics are considering leaving the Church.
May 28, 2020 - 04:32 pm .- An auxiliary bishop of the German archdiocese of Cologne has announced he is no longer participating in the "Synodal Forum" on sexuality that is part of the "Synodal Process" underway in Germany.
Mar 30, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne has opened the archdiocesan seminary to feed and shelter the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 10, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The new chairman of the German bishops’ conference has said that calling for the ordination of women could be a conclusion of the two-year “synodal way” being undertaken by the Church in Germany.
Mar 4, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The secretary of the German bishops’ conference has been reelected to his position, despite announcing last week that he was not a candidate to remain in the role.
Mar 3, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The German bishops’ conference has elected Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg as its new chairman. Bätzing replaces the outgoing chairman, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Münich and Freising, and will lead the conference for a six year term.
Feb 26, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Langendörfer made the announcement Feb. 26, through the official media outlet of the Church in Germany. He said that he is stepping down to make way for someone younger.
Feb 14, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Following the German reaction to Querida Amazonia, it is not clear what, if anything, could bring their synodal discussions to an end.

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