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German Church
February 08, 2018
An attempt to clarify the cardinal's comments has only created more confusion
August 10, 2017
The German Church is wealthy but in dramatic decline. Only a new 'Reformation' can save it
December 15, 2016
Germany's Catholic bishops have frequently condemned their country's arms industry
February 25, 2016
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?
December 01, 2015
Pope Francis has spoken out about the 'erosion of the faith' in Germany, while showing clear support for Africa's Church of the poor
November 20, 2015
Francis says he hopes Year of Mercy can revive Confession and a better understanding of the Eucharist
July 21, 2015
A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
July 16, 2015
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