Protestant Pastor Andreas Zwölfer from the Bavarian village of Neufahrn wants to become a woman. He's resigning his office, even though his congregation supports his desire to undergo a sex change operation.
Fast-tracked legalization of same-sex marriage could become a side-effect of rather haphazard German electioneering. First Chancellor Merkel hints she's ready to cave, then her rival says "let's vote on it right now."
Some 270 Roman Catholic bishops are due to vote on a document to better minister to Catholic families. As the synod comes to an end, it appears unlikely they will back any major changes regarding homosexuals and divorce.
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