Once an altar stood here, but now it’s a living room. Two years ago, the Kreyer family from the town of Langenberg in western Germany leased a former church building and converted it to a home.
Muslim villagers have looted several houses and stripped a Christian woman naked over rumors that her son had an affair with a Muslim woman. The Coptic pope urged restraint after the incident in Egypt's Minya province.
A regional leader from Germany's populist AfD party has accused churches of exploiting the refugee crisis to make a profit. Church organizations have hit back, describing the comments as incendiary and baseless.
Catholics from all across Germany are in Leipzig for 3 days of cultural events. The festival, in its 100th installment is also a political expression of the hopes of lay Catholics for their institution..
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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