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 NewsWhy Germany comes alive with religious bombast on FronleichnamHow an anti-Islam speech in Austria is causing Geert Wilders legal griefGermans protest ban on Good Friday dancingGermany investigating 20 alleged Turkish spiesECJ headscarf ruling and its consequencesShare Trackback from your site. Leave a comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.