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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.
Jun 3, 2020 - 01:31 pm .- The president of the German bishops' conference has called for a synod in Rome that would discuss resolutions of the German "synodal process" at the level of the universal 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.
May 26, 2020 - 08:00 am .- A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local statistical office said Tuesday.
Feb 21, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis prayed Friday for the victims of a shooting in Germany that killed nine people at two hookah bars.
Jan 10, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A radical feminist group has taken credit for an ongoing series of attacks on pro-life advocates in Germany, including the vandalism of two churches and the burning of a pro-life journalist's car.
Nov 25, 2019 - 12:55 pm .- The German bishops' conference announced Monday that a ceremonial "Synodal Candle" will be lit on the first Sunday of Advent to officially launch the nation’s "synodal process," which is scheduled to run over two years and pass resolutions about Church life in Germany.
Oct 5, 2019 - 10:00 am .- The revolution that reunited Germany was not, at first sight, a Christian one. But it was a peaceful revolution that was supported and made possible by courageous Christians and Christianity.
Jul 2, 2019 - 10:05 am .- A court in Germany has ruled that a homeschooling Christian couple may retain custody of their children as they await an appeal against the country’s compulsory school attendance law.
Jun 17, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- Two German doctors were fined Friday for abortion advertisements which described how the procedure is carried out.
May 15, 2019 - 02:15 pm .- At least one bishop has offered his support for a week-long “Church strike” organized by German Catholic women, during which participants organize their own prayer services rather than attending Mass.
May 6, 2019 - 10:43 am .- The number of Germans who pay a state-administered “Church tax” to the Catholic Church or the country’s largest Protestant group is expected to be halved by 2060, according to researchers at the University of Freiburg.
Jan 9, 2019 - 10:50 am .- In an interview with CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language sister agency, the church historian explained his remarks - and pointed to causes of the Church crisis and possible solutions:
Sep 12, 2018 - 08:55 am .- A study commissioned by the German bishops’ conference reports the sexual abuse of thousands of children in that country over a period of 70 years. The report was scheduled to be released later this month, but was leaked Wednesday to German media.
Jul 30, 2018 - 04:38 pm .- While Germany has the potential to be a major European leader, the Church in the country must take a strong stand to insist on moral direction as well, said Cardinal Gerhard Mueller in a recent interview.
Jun 27, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- Following months of controversy, the German bishops' conference have said they will further explore, in accordance with a letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the topic of whether to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion.
May 2, 2018 - 12:08 pm .- The apostolic nuncio to Austria said Tuesday that he is “saddened and ashamed” that bishops and priests have been vocal critics of the Bavarian government's mandate to display crosses in government buildings.
Apr 24, 2018 - 04:33 pm .- The government of Bavaria has decided to instruct all state administrative buildings in the German state to display a cross in their public entrances by June 1.

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