Posts Tagged ‘German Chancellor Angela Merkel’

German churches pray, provide aid as European flooding death toll climbs

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

German Catholic churches offered spiritual and financial support to survivors of devastating flooding in two regions of the country. At Masses July 18, bishops, priests and parishioners prayed for those who died, emergency workers who continued to clear mud-lined streets and residents seeking to salvage what they could from damaged and destroyed homes, the German Read more

Europe needs to ‘stand up’ against far right as Austrian government falls

Monday, May 20th, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe needs to push back against the far right, amid a political crisis that has claimed Austria’s government. Merkel made the remarks when asked about a scandal engulfing Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party, whose leader Heinz-Christian Strache quit on Saturday as the government’s vice-chancellor. Strache was secretly recorded reportedly promising a Read more

Catholic leading Germany’s largest political party

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Germany’s largest political party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has a new leader. Practicing Catholic, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer – known as AKK in the German press – was seen as chancellor and outgoing CDU leader Angela Merkel’s preferred choice. Read more Related Posts:Church leaders praise John Hume for dedication to…British PM ducks reporter’s ‘Catholic question,’…German Catholics Read more

All Germany’s Muslim MPs vote yes to same-sex marriage

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Germany’s “marriage for all” bill was passed last Friday with 393-226 votes and four abstentions. Surprising conscience vote results show all six Muslim MPs voted in favour of it. Chancellor Angela Merkel, known for her liberal views, voted against it. Four of the six Muslim MPs are with the Green Party, one is with the Read more

German Chancellor urges Protestant-Catholic accord

Friday, November 9th, 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Protestants and Catholics to emphasise what they have in common as Germany prepares to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017. “Especially in a very secular world, we should always stress what is common in the Christian religion,” said Merkel, who is the daughter of a Read more