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Jan 8, 2021 - 02:30 am .- German media have criticized the Archdiocese of Cologne for offering to provide a “background briefing” to journalists about an unpublished report into clerical sex abuse on condition that they signed a confidentiality form. 
Dec 11, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A German cardinal announced Friday that he would ask Pope Francis to review his handling of a clerical abuse case.
Dec 1, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A German Catholic diocese said Tuesday that it was praying for the dead and injured after a car plowed into pedestrians in the city of Trier. 
Nov 27, 2020 - 10:20 am .- An art restorer in Germany has offered to restore a decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary free of charge.
Nov 9, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German bishops' conference, reaffirmed Sunday his view that intercommunion with Protestants should be possible, despite Vatican objections.
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.
Oct 9, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis has expressed “dramatic concern” about the Catholic Church in Germany, according to a bishop who met him this week.
Sep 28, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A German cardinal issued a stark warning Saturday about his country’s controversial “Synodal Way.”
Sep 25, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Germany’s Catholic bishops agreed this week to a uniform system for compensation payments to abuse survivors.
Sep 22, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Vatican cardinal said Tuesday that Pope Francis has expressed concern about the Church in Germany.
Sep 21, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has criticized an appeal by German theologians for intercommunion between Catholics and Protestants. 
Sep 18, 2020 - 07:30 am .- The president of the German bishops’ conference dismissed Friday suggestions that the controversial “Synodal Way” could lead to a split in the Church.
Sep 3, 2020 - 05:00 am .- A Catholic bishop has sharply criticized a text produced by the German Church’s “Synodal Way” forum on the role of women.
Aug 31, 2020 - 04:30 am .- An unknown assailant punched a priest during Sunday Mass in Berlin, 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.
Jun 27, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Pope Francis “appreciates” the German Church’s “Synodal Way,” the president of the German bishops’ conference said after meeting with the pope Saturday. 
Jun 26, 2020 - 07:30 am .- A record number of Catholics formally left the Church in Germany in 2019, according to official figures released Friday. 
Jun 24, 2020 - 03:25 pm .- The president of the leading Catholic women’s organization in Germany has declared her support for "reproductive rights" – including, "as a last, terrible resort" abortion – and for an initiative supported by the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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