More than 220,000 people left the Catholic Church in Germany in 2020

More than 220,000 people left the Catholic Church in Germany in 2020 The towers of St. Peter's Cathedral in Regensburg, Germany. Photo: CNS
More than 220,000 people left the Catholic Church in Germany in 2020, according to official figures released last Wednesday. The statistics issued by the German bishops’ conference on July 14 showed that 221,390 people exited the Catholic Church last year. The figure was almost 19% lower than that of 2019, when a record 272,771 people departed. But it was…
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