German Church

An attempt to clarify the cardinal’s comments has only created more confusion

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

Germany’s Catholic bishops have frequently condemned their country’s arms industry

Those who want to overturn the ancient discipline are energetic, well organised and influential. But can they persuade Pope Francis to make such a radical change?

Pope Francis has spoken out about the ‘erosion of the faith’ in Germany, while showing clear support for Africa’s Church of the poor

Francis says he hopes Year of Mercy can revive Confession and a better understanding of the Eucharist

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The German Church, defined by centuries of tension with Rome, is regarded as a bastion of liberalism. But Teutonic Catholicism is much more diverse than outsiders realise

The German bishops’ have announced that it has changed the Church’s labour laws to reflect ‘multiple changes in legal practice, legislation and society’

Luca Toni reportedly failed to pay church taxes while playing for Bayern Munich in Germany