Normally the Catholic Church keeps a low profile during the carnival season. But now the provost of a church in Duderstadt in Lower Saxony has invited an entire carnival society to a special service.
Many Protestant churches in Germany have sold property in the last five years, according to a new study. Church administrations are trying to repurpose their empty buildings or are putting them up for sale.
A group of Christian leaders has closed the famous Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest of Israeli taxation and land policy. In a statement, they said that Christians in the region were under attack.
Attention Carnival fans: Be aware that it can be a cruel fate to live in the Rhineland if you are a non-reveler. For when the yearly festivity comes to town it is accompanied by heavy drinking, garbage and aggression.
A popular Francophone African Catholic priest killed in his Berlin bureau, Alain-Florent Gandoulou, has been mourned at a church service. German media say the suspected assailant was from Cameroon.
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