German churches see rise in baptisms for refugees Edited by walterp on May 10, 2017. Posted in Main, Religion Print | EmailGottfried Martens, a pastor at the Protestant Trinity independent church in Berlin, has already baptized 1200 refugees. He started in 2008 with two refugees from Iran who sought out his congregation. Please click here for full story on DW network Related NewsGermans protest ban on Good Friday dancingGermany investigating 20 alleged Turkish spiesECJ headscarf ruling and its consequencesScientologists ‘infiltrate Munich art gallery’Berlin police raid mosque linked to terroristShare Trackback from your site. Leave a comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.