Daily Archives: September 8, 2019

Churches show a sharp increase in withdrawals

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For decades the churches in Germany have lost members, and now the process has accelerated: Almost 440,000 people left in 2018. The Catholic Church calls the development worrying. The number of people leaving the church in Germany has increased in the past year. 216,000 people would have left the Catholic Church in 2018, said the German Bishops’ Conference in Bonn…. Read more »

Number of people seeking protection rises to almost 1.8 million

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Around 1.8 million people seeking protection stayed in Germany in 2018. These include asylum seekers, approved and rejected. The number increased by six percent compared to the previous year. The number of foreign protection seekers in Germany rose last year by six percent to almost 1.8 million. It thus increased by 101,000 compared to the previous year, the Federal Statistical… Read more »