Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church in Germany’

German church tax income plummets during pandemic Comments 0

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

The Catholic and Evangelical churches in Germany are set to lose around €1 billion ($1.18 billion) in taxes paid by the faithful in 2020, according to a report published in Welt am Sonntag on Sunday. According to estimations, both churches can expect to see an average fall of around 8% in their incomes, double the Read more

Rome hears German bishops parish instruction criticism Comments 0

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

The new parish instructions could the the subject of a discussion at the Vatican, if German bishops want to air their views about them, says Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy. Stella (pictured), whose congregation issued the new parish instructions last month, says he would be pleased to receive the bishops Read more

Vatican parish instruction divides German prelates Comments 0

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

German prelates have reacted strongly to the new Vatican parish instruction. Released last week by the Congregation for the Clergy, the instruction has seen many bishops react with anger and contempt. Only Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne is defending the instruction, while Cardinal Walter Kasper is steering a middle way. The German Bishops’ Conference Read more