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German Church

$20,000 Bathtub And $482,000 Closets Are Just Tip Of German Catholic Iceberg

Religion News Service | Nele Mailin Obermueller and Jabeen Bhatti | Posted 10.24.2013 | Religion

BERLIN (RNS) The $20,000 bathtub and $482,000 walk-in closets ordered by “Bishop Bling-Bling” — the moniker of Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the...

German Church Abuse Victim Faults Pope, Demands Compensation

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — A German man who says a priest sexually abused him as an altar boy is demanding an apology from Pope Benedict XVI and c...

German Church Abuse Hot Line Gets Nearly 2,700 Callers In 3 Days

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Nearly 2,700 people have called the church's sexual abuse hot line in Germany in the first three days it was operating, a Catholic chur...

Felix Genn, German Bishop, Attacked During Easter service

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUENSTER, Germany — Police say a man attacked the Roman Catholic Bishop of Muenster with a broom handle during an Easter service in the city's c...

Walter Mixa, German Bishop, Accused Of Brutally Beating Orphaned Girls

Times London | Roger Boyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the Pope's closest conservative allies in Germany, Bishop Walter Mixa, has been accused of brutally beating and flogging children in his care. ...

Georg Ratzinger, Pope's Brother, Linked To Child Abuse Scandal Rocking Church In Germany

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jerome Taylor, The Independent A series of allegations in Germany and Holland have plunged the Catholic Church into a renewed crisis over how it has ...

Margot Kaessmann, German Protestant Leader, Quits After DUI Incident

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Germany's top Protestant cleric resigned on Wednesday after she was caught driving with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal lim...

Margot Kaessmann, Head Of German Church, Charged With Drunk Driving

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bishop Margot Kaessmann, the controversial head of Germany's Protestant Church, has been arrested for drunk driving. Kaessmann, appointed the church'...