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 NewsGermany marks 500th anniversary of the ReformationFormer Pope’s brother accused of ‘merciless rule’ of choir hit by abuse scandalEurope’s top court upholds Belgian Burqa banPope Francis drops conservative German Cardinal for more liberal optionWhy Germany comes alive with religious bombast on FronleichnamShare Trackback from your site. Leave a comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.