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The cardinal’s apparent endorsement of blessing same-sex couples has troubling historical echoes

German bishops’ conference president says blessing should be offered on case-by-case basis

They will keep the line ‘lead us not into temptation’ as it is to maintain unity with other Christian denominations

Catholicism cannot be reinvented as if from a clean slate in every generation

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode said there is ‘much that is positive, good and right’ in recognising same-sex unions

The neo-Romanesque St Lambertus church was destroyed to make way for a mine

The figures come despite falling Mass attendance

Cardinal Woelki said there is ‘no basis’ for such a service as Catholics and Protestants do not agree on the Eucharist

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The German Church is wealthy but in dramatic decline. Only a new ‘Reformation’ can save it