The former choirmaster of a Catholic school in Germany where more than 500 children were reported to have been abused, including sexually, was a “fanatic” who was “feared” by pupils, his immediate successor said.
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a Belgian ban on the public wearing of the full-face veil. The case was brought to the court by two Muslim women who said the ban violated their rights.
Pope Francis shook-up the Vatican’s administration Saturday by replacing the church’s top theologian with whom he often clashed.
“Fronleichnam” (Corpus Christie) is yet another public holiday in the Catholic states of Germany. It is one of the more obscure but colourful Catholic celebrations. What is Fronleichnam?
Dutch investigators are probing firebrand MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam made in a speech in Austria two years ago, prosecutors said on Friday.
Austrian lawmakers have approved a bill that outlaws wearing a full-face veil in public. The new legislation also establishes mandatory integration courses, and prompts asylum seekers to do unpaid public work.
Thousands of refugees in Germany are converting from Islam to Christianity, although it could carry a huge personal risk for them. Independent churches are especially seeing many new converts.
Faced with a Good Friday dancing ban, protesters in Germany are calling for more separation between church and state. Religious leaders, however, aren’t being swayed.”
The German Interior Ministry is looking into people allegedly spying on Fethullah Gulen supporters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed last year’s attempted coup on Gulen followers.
How on earth did humans come up with the idea of a bunny laying eggs for a Christian holiday? This viral German advert has a compelling theory. The Local reports.