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Text in wording

Text in wording

Writings of Benedict XVI. © Osservatore Romano (CBA)

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. has written an essay on the crisis in the Catholic Church. In it, he attributes the declining faith in society to the '68 movement. The text in the wording.

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Bishops follow up

The German Bishops' Conference on Tuesday published a handout on the "Prevention of sexualized violence in the area of youth pastoral care". It is intended to supplement the "Framework for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Minors in the Area of the German Bishops' Conference," which was adopted in September 2010.

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Warning against moral neglect

Warning against moral neglect

Swearing-in of Father Stefan Oster © dpa

Warning against moral neglect

Father Oster and Prime Minister Seehofer © KNA

Father Stefan Oster, appointed bishop of Passau, denounced the mass consumption of pornography and depictions of violence during his swearing-in ceremony for the Bavarian catching. As a youth pastor, he has encountered this practice again and again and is very concerned about it.

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“The race is not over yet”

Friedrich Merz, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Jens Spahn at the regional conference in Lubeck © Axel Heimken

A spirit of optimism in the CDU at the first round of interviews of the candidates for the party chairmanship. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Friedrich Merz and Jens Spahn presented themselves at the first of eight regional conferences. A balance sheet.

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A chance find now gives hope

A chance find now gives hope

St.-St. Paul's Cathedral in Munster © Friso Gentsch

Since the virus pandemic, she has received special attention: Saint Corona is even invoked against the spread of epidemics. Why there is now a figure in St. Paul's Cathedral, explains Munster Cathedral Provost Kurt Schulte.

Interviewer: Where did you find this statue?

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It is about identification

It is about identification

Intersexuality: Politics must implement judgement of the Federal Constitutional Court © Jan Woitas (KNA)

The Bundestag discusses this Thursday the introduction of a "third gender" in the civil status register. People without a clear biological sex should be able to register "divers" there in the future. The most important questions and answers:

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Ritual change on holy thursday

Pope Francis washing feet Holy Thursday 2015 © Osservatore Romano (KNA)

Pope Francis has opened a symbolic ritual of the Catholic Church to women for the first time this year. They are now officially admitted to the washing of feet at the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday.