Posts Tagged ‘Church in Germany’

Laity must be included in Rome – Germany parish document talks Comments 0

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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The German bishops, planning to talk with the Vatican about parish reform want laity included in the discussion. News of the move came after a meeting of the bishops’ conference 27 member Permanent Council, reports the German Catholic news agency KNA. The Conference’s permanent council says Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg (pictured), would “accept the Read more

Church in Germany receives highest ever church tax income despite record exodus Comments 0

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

The Church in Germany received more money in church tax than ever before in 2019 despite losing a record number of members. According to official figures released Monday, the German Church received 6.76 billion euros ($7.75 billion) in 2019. This represents a increase of more than 100 million euros ($115 million) compared to 2018, when Read more

Top theologian refuses to continue on German synodal path Comments 0

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

A member of the International Theological Commission says she is no longer available to participate in the “binding synodal path” proposed by the German bishops’ conference. Marianne Schlosser, who is a professor of theology at the University of Vienna, says she is concerned about the path’s approach and methodology. She was invited to contribute to Read more