Catholic official calls for end to celibacy for priests

Catholic official calls for end to celibacy for priests

Alois Glück, the new head of Germany’s main Catholic association, on Tuesday called for an end to celibacy vows for priests.

Six things to know about Catholicism in Germany

Six things to know about Catholicism in Germany

Host refugees at Christmas: Berlin bishop

Host refugees at Christmas: Berlin bishop

Catholic Church launches child sex abuse probe

Catholic Church launches child sex abuse probe

‘I’ll make Catholic Church heard in Germany again’

‘I’ll make Catholic Church heard in Germany again’

Cologne’s controversial cardinal resigns

Cologne’s controversial cardinal resigns

‘Untrusting’ Catholics rush to leave church

‘Untrusting’ Catholics rush to leave church

Vatican calls rebel German diocese to order

Vatican calls rebel German diocese to order

Bishop racks up €31 million building bill

Bishop racks up €31 million building bill

‘Lavish’ bishop flies Ryanair for Pope talks

‘Lavish’ bishop flies Ryanair for Pope talks

Catholics rise up against bishop’s leadership

Catholics rise up against bishop’s leadership

Lack of Catholics kills holiday in unlucky areas

Lack of Catholics kills holiday in unlucky areas

Student priests sacked for Hitler salutes

Student priests sacked for Hitler salutes

Fire resurrects ‘devil talk’ in exorcism town

Fire resurrects ‘devil talk’ in exorcism town

Cardinal: Women should stay at home and breed

Cardinal: Women should stay at home and breed

Catholic churches up for sale on eBay

Catholic churches up for sale on eBay

Facebook ‘censors’ radio host’s pope criticism

Facebook ‘censors’ radio host’s pope criticism

Pope Francis surprises German Catholic bishops

Pope Francis surprises German Catholic bishops

Bullies, bishops, big gaps, and The Hoff

Bullies, bishops, big gaps, and The Hoff

Cardinal: Picking pope like ‘visiting the dentist’

Cardinal: Picking pope like ‘visiting the dentist’

German Catholics bid farewell to their pope

German Catholics bid farewell to their pope

Catholics back morning- after pill for rape victims

Catholics back morning- after pill for rape victims

Pope’s exit saddens Bavarian hometown

Pope’s exit saddens Bavarian hometown

‘Benedict’s resignation was his biggest reform’

‘Benedict’s resignation was his biggest reform’

Top bishop expects new morning-after pill rules

Top bishop expects new morning-after pill rules

Church backs morning-after pill for rape victims

Church backs morning-after pill for rape victims

Germany’s Pope Benedict to step down

Germany’s Pope Benedict to step down

Archbishop Meisner sees growing ‘Catholic-phobia’

Archbishop Meisner sees growing ‘Catholic-phobia’

Catholic hospitals refused rape victim help

Catholic hospitals refused rape victim help

Court fines British bishop for Holocaust denial

Court fines British bishop for Holocaust denial

Catholic Church thwarts child abuse investigation

Catholic Church thwarts child abuse investigation

Bishop: Jesus would be your Facebook friend

Bishop: Jesus would be your Facebook friend

Roman Catholic church reveals sex abuse figures

Roman Catholic church reveals sex abuse figures

Bishop calls for blasphemy laws

Bishop calls for blasphemy laws

Organist fired for ‘living in sin’ wins payout

Organist fired for ‘living in sin’ wins payout

Pope’s German friend to guard Vatican orthodoxy

Pope’s German friend to guard Vatican orthodoxy

Court: Catholic church can fire lesbian

Court: Catholic church can fire lesbian

Priests rebel to include remarried divorcees

Priests rebel to include remarried divorcees

Some sex abusers ‘should work in church’

Some sex abusers ‘should work in church’

Statue scares public, angers art buffs

Statue scares public, angers art buffs

Defrocked, defrauded: man cons abusive bishop

Defrocked, defrauded: man cons abusive bishop

Cathedral usher caught stealing cash donations

Cathedral usher caught stealing cash donations

Repentant Catholics drop erotica publisher

Repentant Catholics drop erotica publisher

‘The MPs who didn’t come have missed out’

‘The MPs who didn’t come have missed out’

Pope urges faith in Church at Berlin mass

Pope urges faith in Church at Berlin mass

Joy, protests and apathy await pope in Germany

Joy, protests and apathy await pope in Germany

‘I liked the Polish pope better’

‘I liked the Polish pope better’

Catholics demand reform ahead of pope visit

Catholics demand reform ahead of pope visit

Pope’s visit sparks security lockdown

Pope’s visit sparks security lockdown

Monastery pays €700,000 to victims of abuse

Monastery pays €700,000 to victims of abuse

Vandals pee in holy water of Catholic church

Vandals pee in holy water of Catholic church

Priests no more likely to commit sex abuse than other men, researcher says

Priests no more likely to commit sex abuse than other men, researcher says

Holocaust denial verdict against UK bishop upheld

Holocaust denial verdict against UK bishop upheld

Catholic Church to allow access to internal files

Catholic Church to allow access to internal files

Pope visit set to draw huge crowds

Pope visit set to draw huge crowds

Catholic doctors offer homeopathic ‘treatment’ for homosexuality

Catholic doctors offer homeopathic ‘treatment’ for homosexuality

Trier abbot calls for monk’s abuse victims to come forward

Trier abbot calls for monk’s abuse victims to come forward

Registration begins for tickets for pope visit

Registration begins for tickets for pope visit

Catholics quit church in droves last year

Catholics quit church in droves last year

Catholics urge ditching celibacy rule for priests

Catholics urge ditching celibacy rule for priests

Priest charged with embezzling over €1 mln

Priest charged with embezzling over €1 mln

Catholic abuse victims offered firm payout

Catholic abuse victims offered firm payout

Archbishop: Church must proselytize Germany

Archbishop: Church must proselytize Germany

Bandits beat and rob Catholic priest

Bandits beat and rob Catholic priest

Church fears low turnout for pope’s Berlin visit

Church fears low turnout for pope’s Berlin visit

Munich Church hid abuse allegations for decades

Munich Church hid abuse allegations for decades

Sex abuse victims still waiting for Catholic Church compensation

Sex abuse victims still waiting for Catholic Church compensation

Archbishop Zollitsch says Catholic Church ‘failed’ in abuse scandal

Archbishop Zollitsch says Catholic Church ‘failed’ in abuse scandal

Jesuits planning compensation for sex abuse victims

Jesuits planning compensation for sex abuse victims

Catholic priest charged with raping teen girl

Catholic priest charged with raping teen girl

Gay German theologian lashes Catholic Church

Gay German theologian lashes Catholic Church

Hamburg bishop quits amid abuse allegations

Hamburg bishop quits amid abuse allegations

Catholic abbot returns to office despite abuse scandal

Catholic abbot returns to office despite abuse scandal

Married father of four ordained as Catholic priest

Married father of four ordained as Catholic priest

Mixa backs down, promises to go quietly

Mixa backs down, promises to go quietly

Holy division and cynicism

Holy division and cynicism

Secret Mixa file details alcohol and sexual abuse

Secret Mixa file details alcohol and sexual abuse

Mixa wants his case reviewed by Vatican

Mixa wants his case reviewed by Vatican

Archbishop investigated for abetting sex abuse

Archbishop investigated for abetting sex abuse

Study uncovers 205 cases of Jesuit abuse

Study uncovers 205 cases of Jesuit abuse

Investigation into sex abuse by Mixa dropped

Investigation into sex abuse by Mixa dropped

Käßmann stirs Catholics with pill speech

Käßmann stirs Catholics with pill speech

Christians gather for interfaith congress

Christians gather for interfaith congress

Church member leader urges end to celibacy for Catholic priests

Church member leader urges end to celibacy for Catholic priests

Bishop Mixa investigated for sex abuse

Bishop Mixa investigated for sex abuse

Teen expelled from Catholic school for leaving Church

Teen expelled from Catholic school for leaving Church

Bishop Mixa admits cuffing kids as wine and art bills come to light

Bishop Mixa admits cuffing kids as wine and art bills come to light

Number of Jesuit abuse victims continues to climb

Number of Jesuit abuse victims continues to climb

Hitler may have tried stealing the Shroud of Turin

Hitler may have tried stealing the Shroud of Turin

Jews slam Catholic anti-Semitism remarks

Jews slam Catholic anti-Semitism remarks

Church admits abuse victims came second

Church admits abuse victims came second

Child abuse reported at East German institutions

Child abuse reported at East German institutions

Bishop Mixa accused of abusing children

Bishop Mixa accused of abusing children

20 Trier diocese priests accused of sex abuse

20 Trier diocese priests accused of sex abuse

Vatican denies pope failed to stop paedophile

Vatican denies pope failed to stop paedophile

Trust in Catholic Church plummets amid abuse scandal

Trust in Catholic Church plummets amid abuse scandal

Zollitsch says pope ‘warning’ German clergy

Zollitsch says pope ‘warning’ German clergy

Church suspends priest whom Benedict helped

Church suspends priest whom Benedict helped

Child abuse scandal spreads to Catholic dorm

Child abuse scandal spreads to Catholic dorm

Abuse scandal hits elite progressive school

Abuse scandal hits elite progressive school

Pope’s brother oblivious to choir sexual abuse

Pope’s brother oblivious to choir sexual abuse

Minister lauds Bavarian church for taking sex abuse to the law

Minister lauds Bavarian church for taking sex abuse to the law

Catholic child abuse scandal widens

Catholic child abuse scandal widens

Bishop Mixa under fire for sexual abuse scandal comments

Bishop Mixa under fire for sexual abuse scandal comments

Two women implicated in Catholic school sex abuse scandal

Two women implicated in Catholic school sex abuse scandal

At least 94 Catholic abuse cases suspected: report

At least 94 Catholic abuse cases suspected: report

Third man confesses in Jesuit sex abuse scandal

Third man confesses in Jesuit sex abuse scandal

Jesuit school sex abuse scandal spreads through Germany

Jesuit school sex abuse scandal spreads through Germany

Former Jesuit teacher admits abuse

Former Jesuit teacher admits abuse

Catholics back Protestant criticism of Afghanistan war

Catholics back Protestant criticism of Afghanistan war

St. Pius X brotherhood attacks Catholic bishops

St. Pius X brotherhood attacks Catholic bishops

Top bishop connects atheism to genocide

Top bishop connects atheism to genocide

Catholic groups urge Germans to back pope

Catholic groups urge Germans to back pope

Praise and anger for Merkel’s pope criticism

Praise and anger for Merkel’s pope criticism

Merkel: Pope’s comments on Holocaust denial ‘insufficient’

Merkel: Pope’s comments on Holocaust denial ‘insufficient’

A German Pope’s dangerous dance with Holocaust deniers

A German Pope’s dangerous dance with Holocaust deniers

Archbishop calls rehabilitiation of Holocaust denier a ‘mistake’

Archbishop calls rehabilitiation of Holocaust denier a ‘mistake’

Jewish leader breaks with Catholics over Holocaust row

Jewish leader breaks with Catholics over Holocaust row

Bavarian bishop says sinful Berlin ripe for missionary work

Bavarian bishop says sinful Berlin ripe for missionary work

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Planned Polish exorcism centre draws Germans

Before pope visit, Merkel warns against ‘advance of secularism’

Before pope visit, Merkel warns against ‘advance of secularism’

Court rules adulterous Church organist unfairly fired

Court rules adulterous Church organist unfairly fired

Merkel: paedophilia not just a Church problem

Merkel: paedophilia not just a Church problem