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.
On September 21, church bells will ring out throughout the whole of Europe in remembrance of the end of WWI. During the war many bells were melted down into artillery guns. The pain of this loss united the people.
Pentecostal churches are wildly popular in Nigeria — and increasingly rich, as they run thriving businesses empires on the side. Critics say they exploit people's faith.
A church service and a far-right demo have marked the death of a German following a fight with two Afghans. Authorities are striving to prevent a repeat of the violence that flared after a similar incident in Chemnitz.
A former German president and Nobel laureate gathered in Berlin to commemorate Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo, who died in detention a year ago. His widow Liu Xia traveled to Germany this week.
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