German choirs silenced as singing branded coronavirus risk

German choirs silenced as singing branded coronavirus risk

Hardly considered an extreme activity up to now, singing -- especially choral singing -- is quickly earning a reputation in the pandemic as about the most dangerous thing you can do.

Protestant leader calls for Afghan withdrawal

Protestant leader calls for Afghan withdrawal

Hamburg pastor probed for child porn

Hamburg pastor probed for child porn

Catholic official calls for end to celibacy for priests

Catholic official calls for end to celibacy for priests

Russian Orthodox breaks ties with Protestants over female leader

Russian Orthodox breaks ties with Protestants over female leader

German court rejects call to remove anti-Semitic church carving

German court rejects call to remove anti-Semitic church carving

German Advent word of the day: Das Krippenspiel

German Advent word of the day: Das Krippenspiel

German priest calls homosexuality a sickness

German priest calls homosexuality a sickness

German churches could lose half of members over coming decades: Study

German churches could lose half of members over coming decades: Study

German priest confesses at Sunday mass to embezzling church funds for lottery

German priest confesses at Sunday mass to embezzling church funds for lottery

Crossed wires: why church tax is causing extra stress for expat tax payers
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Crossed wires: why church tax is causing extra stress for expat tax payers

Bavarian order to put crosses on public buildings kicks in

Bavarian order to put crosses on public buildings kicks in

Crosses must be mounted in all state buildings, Bavaria orders

Crosses must be mounted in all state buildings, Bavaria orders

How Germany’s second biggest employer just got hit by a big rule change

How Germany’s second biggest employer just got hit by a big rule change

Village in southwest Germany votes to keep ‘Hitler bell’ as memorial

Village in southwest Germany votes to keep ‘Hitler bell’ as memorial

Historic German church demolished to make way for brown coal mine

Historic German church demolished to make way for brown coal mine

How clerics are using an ancient privilege to fight the German state on refugees

How clerics are using an ancient privilege to fight the German state on refugees

Former Pope’s brother accused of ‘merciless rule’ of choir hit by abuse scandal

Former Pope’s brother accused of ‘merciless rule’ of choir hit by abuse scandal

Church creates ‘robot priest’ to bless visitors in Martin Luther town

Church creates ‘robot priest’ to bless visitors in Martin Luther town

Lutheran Church kicks off Reformation anniversary year

Lutheran Church kicks off Reformation anniversary year

Iconic German church being eroded away by human urine

Iconic German church being eroded away by human urine

Ex-pope Benedict ‘was in love as young man’

Ex-pope Benedict ‘was in love as young man’

How Life of Brian is starting a revolution against the Church

How Life of Brian is starting a revolution against the Church

Church hides refugees from state in Bavarian beauty spot

Church hides refugees from state in Bavarian beauty spot

Church tower Wi-Fi ‘Godspots’ to bring word from on high

Church tower Wi-Fi ‘Godspots’ to bring word from on high

Church fights AfD for Muslim right to build new mosque

Church fights AfD for Muslim right to build new mosque

Skull of St. Hedwig stolen from Frankfurt Cathedral

Skull of St. Hedwig stolen from Frankfurt Cathedral

Alternative for Germany slams Church over refugees

Alternative for Germany slams Church over refugees

‘Kids as young as ten are considering suicide’

‘Kids as young as ten are considering suicide’

German church holds ‘Star Wars’ service

German church holds ‘Star Wars’ service

Host refugees at Christmas: Berlin bishop

Host refugees at Christmas: Berlin bishop

Church ‘still dealing with history of abuse’: bishop

Church ‘still dealing with history of abuse’: bishop

Bishop buys €300k altar as refugee home rots

Bishop buys €300k altar as refugee home rots

Regensburg diocese looks into abuse claims

Regensburg diocese looks into abuse claims

Head priest reports Pegida ‘death threat’

Head priest reports Pegida ‘death threat’

Church can sack workers who remarry: court

Church can sack workers who remarry: court

Flock flees Church over tax and opulence shock

Flock flees Church over tax and opulence shock

Parents abandoned child to go to church

Parents abandoned child to go to church

Fire badly damages 650-year-old church

Fire badly damages 650-year-old church

Berlin plans one home for three religions

Berlin plans one home for three religions

Vicar fired for marrying Muslim finally ordained

Vicar fired for marrying Muslim finally ordained

Woman, 71, jailed for stalking priest

Woman, 71, jailed for stalking priest

Gay clergy win right to live with partners

Gay clergy win right to live with partners

‘Untrusting’ Catholics rush to leave church

‘Untrusting’ Catholics rush to leave church

Vatican suspends ‘bling bishop’ after Pope meet

Vatican suspends ‘bling bishop’ after Pope meet

Vatican calls rebel German diocese to order

Vatican calls rebel German diocese to order

Church sermons to explore sex and gay love

Church sermons to explore sex and gay love

Court hears Brit bishop’s Holocaust appeal

Court hears Brit bishop’s Holocaust appeal

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Cardinal: Women should stay at home and breed

Cardinal: Women should stay at home and breed

Mould ‘haemorrhoids’ threaten church organs

Mould ‘haemorrhoids’ threaten church organs

Catholic churches up for sale on eBay

Catholic churches up for sale on eBay

Pope Francis surprises German Catholic bishops

Pope Francis surprises German Catholic bishops

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 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

Court: church employees can strike – mostly

Court: church employees can strike – mostly

Gauck: solidarity the greatest Christmas gift

Gauck: solidarity the greatest Christmas gift

Hamburg’s deal with Muslims sparks concerns

Hamburg’s deal with Muslims sparks concerns

Germany to offer Syrian Christians asylum

Germany to offer Syrian Christians asylum

Merkel: I believe in God, religion is my companion

Merkel: I believe in God, religion is my companion

Mother-of-ten dead in church: husband held

Mother-of-ten dead in church: husband held

Lutherans angered by Pussy Riot honour

Lutherans angered by Pussy Riot honour

Pastor drops dead in front of wedding couple

Pastor drops dead in front of wedding couple

Catholics to exclude church tax dodgers

Catholics to exclude church tax dodgers

Thief returns anti-Nazi bishop’s treasures

Thief returns anti-Nazi bishop’s treasures

Bishop calls for blasphemy laws

Bishop calls for blasphemy laws

‘Witches’ pardoned 400 years after executions

‘Witches’ pardoned 400 years after executions

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

Some sex abusers ‘should work in church’

Some sex abusers ‘should work in church’

East Germany world’s most Godless area

East Germany world’s most Godless area

Trier’s ‘Jesus tunic’ ready for half a million pilgrims

Trier’s ‘Jesus tunic’ ready for half a million pilgrims

Disgraced president retreats to monastery

Disgraced president retreats to monastery

Court throws out Holocaust-denial case

Court throws out Holocaust-denial case

Defrocked, defrauded: man cons abusive bishop

Defrocked, defrauded: man cons abusive bishop

‘White Rose’ founder declared a saint

‘White Rose’ founder declared a saint

Six-year sentence for paedophile priest

Six-year sentence for paedophile priest

Man cites Christian faith for kidnapping children

Man cites Christian faith for kidnapping children

Bavarians build church out of snow

Bavarians build church out of snow

Most Germans won’t go to church this Christmas

Most Germans won’t go to church this Christmas

Repentant Catholics drop erotica publisher

Repentant Catholics drop erotica publisher

Pope pleases Muslims, disappoints Protestants

Pope pleases Muslims, disappoints Protestants

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

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

MPs to boycott Pope’s Bundestag speech

MPs to boycott Pope’s Bundestag speech

Four abducted children found in Egypt

Four abducted children found in Egypt

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

Catholic Church to allow access to internal files

Catholic Church to allow access to internal files

Politicians plan boycott of pope’s Bundestag speech

Politicians plan boycott of pope’s Bundestag speech

Former church leader criticizes German arms industry

Former church leader criticizes German arms industry

Bishop says Europe must take refugees

Bishop says Europe must take refugees

Silent dancers descend on Frankfurt to break Christian law

Silent dancers descend on Frankfurt to break Christian law

Flashmob to break Easter dance ban in Frankfurt

Flashmob to break Easter dance ban in Frankfurt

Catholics quit church in droves last year

Catholics quit church in droves last year

Most Germans would sacrifice lifestyle to ditch nuclear energy

Most Germans would sacrifice lifestyle to ditch nuclear energy

Pope to hold mass at Berlin’s Charlottenburg Palace

Pope to hold mass at Berlin’s Charlottenburg Palace

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

Pastor sacked for sex in Hamburg church

Pastor sacked for sex in Hamburg church

Cologne Cathedral’s ‘Fat Peter’ bell clapped out

Cologne Cathedral’s ‘Fat Peter’ bell clapped out

Archbishop: Church must proselytize Germany

Archbishop: Church must proselytize Germany

Bandits beat and rob Catholic priest

Bandits beat and rob Catholic priest

Munich Church hid abuse allegations for decades

Munich Church hid abuse allegations for decades

Former Catholic theologian says much of the clergy is gay

Former Catholic theologian says much of the clergy is gay

Church thief sent packing empty-handed by falling saint statue

Church thief sent packing empty-handed by falling saint statue

Sex abuse victims still waiting for Catholic Church compensation

Sex abuse victims still waiting for Catholic Church compensation

Germany gets two new Catholic cardinals

Germany gets two new Catholic cardinals

Oswalt Kolle, German sex education pioneer, dead at 81

Oswalt Kolle, German sex education pioneer, dead at 81

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

Pastor’s former church in Cologne denounces Koran-burning plan

Pastor’s former church in Cologne denounces Koran-burning plan

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

Key figure in Hesse school abuse scandal dies

Key figure in Hesse school abuse scandal dies

Holy division and cynicism

Holy division and cynicism

Mixa returns to bishop’s palace quarters in ‘defiance’

Mixa returns to bishop’s palace quarters in ‘defiance’

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

Passion Play season opens in Oberammergau

Passion Play season opens in Oberammergau

Investigation into sex abuse by Mixa dropped

Investigation into sex abuse by Mixa dropped

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

Catholics ready for Church exodus, poll finds

Catholics ready for Church exodus, poll finds

Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal

Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal

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

Holocaust-denying bishop Williamson sentenced to fine

Holocaust-denying bishop Williamson sentenced to fine

Bishop Mixa attacked from within Church for dismissing victims

Bishop Mixa attacked from within Church for dismissing victims

Number of Jesuit abuse victims continues to climb

Number of Jesuit abuse victims continues to climb

Jews slam Catholic anti-Semitism remarks

Jews slam Catholic anti-Semitism remarks

Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way

Germany celebrates Good Friday – in its way

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

20 Trier diocese priests accused of sex abuse

20 Trier diocese priests accused of sex abuse

Zollitsch says pope ‘warning’ German clergy

Zollitsch says pope ‘warning’ German clergy

Merkel: paedophilia not just a Church problem

Merkel: paedophilia not just a Church problem

Church suspends priest whom Benedict helped

Church suspends priest whom Benedict helped

Pope helped priest accused of child abuse

Pope helped priest accused of child abuse

Child abuse scandal spreads to Catholic dorm

Child abuse scandal spreads to Catholic dorm

Minister calls for abuse compensation

Minister calls for abuse compensation

Pope’s brother oblivious to choir sexual abuse

Pope’s brother oblivious to choir sexual abuse

Catholic child abuse scandal widens

Catholic child abuse scandal widens

German Media Roundup: Has Käßmann redeemed herself?

German Media Roundup: Has Käßmann redeemed herself?

Third man confesses in Jesuit sex abuse scandal

Third man confesses in Jesuit sex abuse scandal

St. Pius X brotherhood attacks Catholic bishops

St. Pius X brotherhood attacks Catholic bishops

Court summons Holocaust-denying British Bishop Williamson

Court summons Holocaust-denying British Bishop Williamson

Germany celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall

Germany celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall

Missing medieval church tower cross goes unnoticed for days

Missing medieval church tower cross goes unnoticed for days

‘The way it went for us in 1989 is not the way it always goes’

‘The way it went for us in 1989 is not the way it always goes’

Church roof collapse kills priest

Church roof collapse kills priest

‘Jesus Freaks’ worship while rocking out at Freakstock

‘Jesus Freaks’ worship while rocking out at Freakstock

Catholic bank apologises for shares in the Pill, guns and fags

Catholic bank apologises for shares in the Pill, guns and fags

Jehovah’s Witnesses gather across Germany

Jehovah’s Witnesses gather across Germany

Islam on the way to legal equality with Christianity in Germany

Islam on the way to legal equality with Christianity in Germany

Hostages in Yemen being held by rebels

Hostages in Yemen being held by rebels

Germans summarise Bible via Twitter

Germans summarise Bible via Twitter

German Jews slam Pope Benedict’s Yad Vashem visit

German Jews slam Pope Benedict’s Yad Vashem visit

Creationists taking on evolution in Germany

Creationists taking on evolution in Germany

Hamburg bishop says condoms can’t be ‘taboo’

Hamburg bishop says condoms can’t be ‘taboo’

German atheists rally the non-faithful one bus at a time

German atheists rally the non-faithful one bus at a time

Study says ban on headscarves violates human rights

Study says ban on headscarves violates human rights

Jewish council calls Williamson’s apology a ‘third-class regret’

Jewish council calls Williamson’s apology a ‘third-class regret’

Germany shouldn’t host Iraqi Christians, minister says

Germany shouldn’t host Iraqi Christians, minister says

Holocaust denying bishop told to quickly correct ‘stupidity’

Holocaust denying bishop told to quickly correct ‘stupidity’

Chancellor and pope try to bury hatchet in Holocaust row

Chancellor and pope try to bury hatchet in Holocaust row

Holocaust-denying bishop refuses to recant without ‘evidence’

Holocaust-denying bishop refuses to recant without ‘evidence’

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

UK bishop’s Holocaust outburst probed

UK bishop’s Holocaust outburst probed

Grassroots effort boosts religion classes in Berlin

Grassroots effort boosts religion classes in Berlin

Dresden’s Frauenkirche closes for repairs

Dresden’s Frauenkirche closes for repairs

Clergy blames global financial crisis on capitalist greed

Clergy blames global financial crisis on capitalist greed

Politicians demand Christmas church pews be saved for tithers

Politicians demand Christmas church pews be saved for tithers

Chocolate-wielding Germans target Santa

Chocolate-wielding Germans target Santa

German pope gets special Bavarian Christmas delivery

German pope gets special Bavarian Christmas delivery

Russia returns looted church windows

Russia returns looted church windows

Suspended gay sex priest employed in Munich parish

Suspended gay sex priest employed in Munich parish

No treat for Halloween fans in Bavaria

No treat for Halloween fans in Bavaria

Church officials defend pricey birthday bash for pope’s brother

Church officials defend pricey birthday bash for pope’s brother

Germany’s ‘nastiest priest’ avoids jail

Germany’s ‘nastiest priest’ avoids jail

Provocative pope musical debuts in Munich

Provocative pope musical debuts in Munich

Bishop Mixa slams Germany’s ‘hostile’ attitude toward children

Bishop Mixa slams Germany’s ‘hostile’ attitude toward children

Freiburg priest on trial for 101 crimes

Freiburg priest on trial for 101 crimes

Catholic priest stripped of leadership for blessing gay union

Catholic priest stripped of leadership for blessing gay union

Berlin Cathedral gets new golden cross

Berlin Cathedral gets new golden cross

New golden cross to decorate Berlin Cathedral

New golden cross to decorate Berlin Cathedral

Germany to allow Church weddings without civil ceremony

Germany to allow Church weddings without civil ceremony

German Pope to throw party in New York

German Pope to throw party in New York

German church seeks return of €1 million in stolen art

German church seeks return of €1 million in stolen art

Churches warn of fitness craze becoming religion

Churches warn of fitness craze becoming religion

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