- Apr 18, 2021
Germany’s renowned Carnival celebrations got underway Thursday but without any of their usual raucous revelry.
After a German newspaper last week published a report saying the Vatican has its eyes on a progressive women’s group due to their recent advocacy, one member denied the allegation, saying she believes the report is false.
The head of the German Bishops’ Conference has criticized the handling by one of Germany’s most prominent Roman Catholic archbishops of a report on past child sexual abuse by clergy.
The Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday in a multimillion-dollar dispute over a collection of religious artworks will make it harder for some lawsuits to be tried in U.S. courts over claims that property was taken from Jews during the Nazi era.
The Archdiocese of Cologne, which has the largest membership in the German-speaking world with almost 2 million Catholics, is sliding into a crisis of confidence.
In a wide-ranging interview, the head of the German bishops’ conference called for far-reaching changes to the Catholic Church and criticized the Vatican’s treatment of the church in his country.
Most stores shut, tight limits on social contacts, no singing in church and a ban on fireworks sales: Germany is ratcheting up its pandemic restrictions in an effort to cut the stubbornly high rate of coronavirus infections.
A prominent German virologist, Alexander Kekule, is urging a ban on singing in church at Christmas to prevent the release of coronavirus-carrying aerosols.