Blessings at Sea - Cruising with a Pastor on Board
A Rhineland mayor has quit over a bell with a Nazi inscription left hanging in his town's church since 1934. Roland Becker denies suggesting during a televised interview that he had exalted Hitler's past regime.
Thousands of refugees in Germany are converting from Islam to Christianity, although it could carry a huge personal risk for them. Independent churches are especially seeing many new converts.
The pope has removed the head of church doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, from his post. A devoted protege of ex-Pope Benedict, Müller appeared to disagree with some of the pope's Church reforms.
On the 100th German Catholic Congress, tens of thousands of believers are set to gather for a five-day event in Leipzig. In light of the current mood in the state of Saxony, discussions at the meeting will be gripping.
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