He renounced his faith, but wanted to keep Catholic job

A German court has ruled that a man who renounced his faith cannot claim a right to retain his job with a Catholic charity.

The plaintiff had been dismissed by Caritas Germany after he changed his legal registration as a Catholic, in a public protest against Church policies.

He said that his dismissal was a violation of his freedom of expression, but the court ruled that the Catholic Church has the right to set its own standards for employment.

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