The 96th anniversary of the Ascension Day will begin with two services. German Catholic Congress on Thursday its work on content. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is expected to arrive in Saarbrucken at noon. She will take a tour of the Church Mile and then discuss Europe with young people from various EU countries.
With two services on the feast of the Ascension, the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Church begins. German Catholic Congress to begin its substantive work on Thursday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is expected in Saarbrucken at noon. She will take a tour of the Church Mile and then discuss Europe with young people from various EU countries. Prominent guests at the Katholikentag include Federal Education Minister Annette Schavan (CDU), who will speak on "Justice and God," and North Rhine-Westphalia's Minister President Jurgen Ruttgers (CDU), who will talk about family-friendly policies. The chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Karl Lehmann, is represented at two major events: The topics are the role of women in the church and the future of ecumenism. Berlin Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky also discusses "the church and the new order of the sexes" on a panel.Central topics of the first day of the Katholikentag are also intergenerational learning, the shaping of the European welfare state, and Germany and its responsibility for the world.this site is on site in Saarbrucken to report live and in detail from the Katholikentag. Three magazines (Thursday, 15-18 clock, Friday 12-13 clock and 16-18 clock) come directly from Saarbrucken – with many celebrities from the church, society and politics at the this site microphone. Visit us at the Catholic Day! If you are on pilgrimage to the Katholikentag, come and visit us! In case you miss our fiery red this site mini OB van in downtown Saarbrucken – you will definitely find us in Hall 1 at the booth of the Archdiocese of Cologne 1B 06. We are looking forward to your visit – and you can see on site how it works, our "good wire to the top!