German legislators consider ending state payments to churches

German legislators consider ending state payments to churches The towers of St. Peter's Cathedral in Regensburg, Germany. Photo: CNS
Germany’s lower house of Parliament is considering replacing state payments to the nation’s two largest churches. The Catholic and Protestant churches received combined state benefits of more than $542 million in 2020. At a hearing in the interior affairs committee of the Bundestag, or lower house of parliament, they welcomed in principle the intention of…
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