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One-third of German Catholics consider leaving the Church

March 12, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: One-third of the Catholics in Germany are thinking about leaving the Church, a new survey has found. Another 14% are not sure whether or not they will remain Catholic. Only a minority—44%—replied to the survey by saying that they would remain Catholic. In 2019 a record 272,771 Catholics took their names off parish rolls; the figures for 2020 are not yet available.

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  • Posted by: wenner1687 - Mar. 12, 2021 8:58 PM ET USA

    In Germany if you wish to deny the 8-9% compulsory religion tax (calculated by income tax) to these disgraceful bishops, you are then denied the sacraments and Catholic burial. This is tantamount to State-mandated SIMONY.