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Luca Toni in action for Hellas Verona in February (PA)

Luca Toni reportedly failed to pay church taxes while playing for Bayern Munich in Germany

Pope Francis carries palm fronds in procession at the start of  Palm Sunday Mass (CNS)

An estimated 70,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Mass at the start of Holy Week

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle talks to media in Manila about the papal visit (AP)

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

An Iraqi Christian child who fled from violence in Iraq lies on a bed in Jordan (CNS)

A Catholic official warned that funding will soon run out to feed and house thousands of Iraqi Christians

The lights on the Cologne cathedral go out during Monday's Pegida rally (PA)

Monday’s marches are the latest in a series of demonstrations organised by protest group Pegida

Cologne Cathedral will dim its floodlights on Monday night (AP/Martin Meissner)

Cathedral dean says he wants to make marchers ‘stop and think’

A car drives past the residence of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst and the Catholic cathedral in Limburg (CNS)

Why the German Church is rich and arrogant

Billions of euros pour into the German hierarchy’s coffers every year thanks to the church tax. Hardly anyone goes to Mass, but it means the bishops can bully Rome

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

After beating Roma 7-1 in a Champions League match, players from Bayern Munich visited Pope Francis at the Vatican