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Iraqi refugees at a camp near the northern city of Erbil (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, who resigned this year (CNS)

The German Church is superbly organised, but its coercive tax is weakening the Catholic faith

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

The Vatican is acting with unusual determination in the ‘bishop of bling’ case

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

Hamburg prosecutors had charged him with lying in a case involving Der Spiegel magazine