Praise for carers of souls Premium18 February 2016 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
At an ecumenical remembrance service for the 11 people who died in a head-on train collision in Bad Aibling in Bavaria on 9 February, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and the leader of the German Protestant Church, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, especially thanked the priests and pastoral assistants known as Notfallseelsorger, literally “carers of souls in emergency situations”, for their help at the scene of the crash, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.Notfallseelsorge is a Christia
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