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German ‘church tax’ revenues will plummet, canonist warns

March 05, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: A German canon lawyer explains that the “church tax,” which has brought extraordinary financial wealth to the German Catholic Church, will cease to provide that revenue when the “baby boom” generation retires, since younger Germans are leaving the Church in droves.

German Catholic dioceses will face a dramatic slump in revenues within ten years at the most, warns Anna Ott.

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  • Posted by: dcnmthompson7484 - Mar. 06, 2024 10:21 AM ET USA

    Looking exactly like the surrounding culture has always worked! It works perfectly if the goal is to become completely irrelevant. If we do not stand for something, we mean nothing. People will NOT feel compelled to be a part of just another dang thing.