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German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

German police and prosecutors are launching investigations into clergy sexual abuse following the Sept. 12 leak of a report containing evidence of 3,700 alleged child sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church over a 68-year-period.

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Bishops in several European countries urge support for Pope Francis

Bishops in several European countries urge support for Pope Francis

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishops in several European countries issued statements urging Catholics to support Pope Francis in response to a former papal nuncio’s demand for his resignation.

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German bishops prepare Communion rules for mixed marriages

German bishops prepare Communion rules for mixed marriages

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The German bishops’ conference continues to develop its recent decision to allow non-Catholic spouses in mixed denomination marriages to receive Communion in limited cases.

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German bishops urge calm after anti-immigrant party gains in election

German bishops urge calm after anti-immigrant party gains in election

| September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

The president of the German bishops’ conference urged “verbal disarmament” after Sept. 24 elections brought a far-right party into the Bundestag, or parliament, for the first time since World War II.

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Investigation into Regensburg choir finds more than 500 boys were abused

Investigation into Regensburg choir finds more than 500 boys were abused

| Carol Glatz | July 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than 500 boys suffered abuse at the hands of dozens of teachers and priests at the school that trains the prestigious boys choir of the Regensburg Cathedral in Germany, said an independent investigator.

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German bishops regret lawmakers’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage

German bishops regret lawmakers’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage

| Jonathan Luxmoore | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Germany’s bishops’ conference expressed regret over a June 30 parliamentary vote to allow same-sex weddings, vowing to defend the “Catholic understanding of marriage.”

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Pope denounces ‘homicidal madness’ after attacks in Berlin, Ankara

Pope denounces ‘homicidal madness’ after attacks in Berlin, Ankara

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

Expressing his condolences to victims and their families, Pope Francis called for an end to terrorism following a string of deadly attacks in Berlin and Ankara.

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After Berlin attack, German Catholics unite in prayer

After Berlin attack, German Catholics unite in prayer

| Zita Fletcher | December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the terrorist attack on the Berlin Christmas market, Catholics across Germany were uniting to support the Christian community.

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Worlds collide in Reformation exhibition

Worlds collide in Reformation exhibition

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visitors to “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation” — which runs through Jan. 15 — can view the papal bull excommunicating Martin Luther and some of the indulgences that were fodder for the former priest’s break from the Catholic Church.

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