Posts Tagged ‘Diocese of Trier’

1,000 Freiburg parishes shrink to 40 mega parishes

Monday, July 20th, 2020

A German archdiocese plans to convert 1,000 parishes into 40 mega parishes. The move by Archbishop Stephan Burger of Freiburg comes in the face of the Vatican blocking a similar plan in another German diocese. Burger says creating the mega parishes is an adequate response to the challenges facing our archdiocese. “At the moment, I Read more

Vatican halts German diocesan plan to merge parishes

Monday, June 15th, 2020

A German diocesan plan that would merge 800 parishes into 35 mega-parishes has been stopped by the Vatican. Bishop Stephan Ackermann of Trier met with the Cardinal Beniamino Stella and Archbishop Filippo Iannone, who lead the Congregation for Clergy (the Congregation) and the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts (PCLT). Diocesan officials also attended the meeting, Read more