Secular world looking again at Christianity Premium03 March 2016 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
Interest in the Church and in examining the values that German society is based on has greatly increased, especially in the former Communist-controlled east of the country, according to the Archbishop of Berlin, Heiner Koch, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.This new interest in the Church and matters of faith was clearly discernible in secular society, Archbishop Koch told the German internet portal 100tage100menschen.de“The way society and politics are taking an interest in the Church is most surprising, particularly here in the east,” he said. The reason was probably the present crisis situation in Europe, in the face of mass immigration and strains on the European Union, said the archbishop, adding: “Quite suddenly questions like what keeps our society together, what o
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