Linus Jansen, 18, of Frankfurt, Germany, is living in a homeless shelter on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with 14 Jewish men and women, all aged 60 or older, as part of his own faith’s quest to atone for the Holocaust.
Munich Archbishop Reinhard Marx has been voted to head the German Bishops Conference. He is one of the most influential figures in the German Catholic Church. His new role as head of the German Bishops Conference is in addition to his duties as the coordinator of Pope Francis’s newly-established Vatican economic council and participation in the […]
A top German church official says he isn’t giving up on an initiative to allow some divorced but remarried Catholics to receive Communion after the Vatican slapped down his diocese’s challenge to church teaching.
A Polish court has rejected a complaint by non-believing lawmakers against the presence of a Roman Catholic crucifix in parliament.
The Vatican has suspended the Catholic bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst due to allegations that he has a luxurious lifestyle at the expense of German Catholics taxpayers.
The Vatican said it disapproves of its challenge to church teaching on whether Catholics who remarry can receive Communion, saying the issue will be discussed by the whole church at a meeting next year of the world’s bishops.
Just over 65 per cent of voters in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino voted in favour of banning the veil, according to preliminary votes of Sunday’s referendum.
A Muslim girl in Germany on Wednesday lost her bid to be exempted from swimming lessons at her co-educational school based on her religious beliefs.
Will Berlin cancel Christmas this year? Germany’s multicultural capital is experimenting with religious neutrality to make all its residents feel more at home. Deutsche Welle’s Louise Osborne is all for it.
German Catholics have rebelled against a bishop, attacking his leadership style and reading out a letter in a cathedral calling for change.