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The Himmerod Abbey, the 900-year-old Cistercian Monastery in Germany

The Himmerod Abbey, the 900-year-old Cistercian Monastery in Germany

German Cistercian Monastery closing after 900 years

14/10/2017 18:47

A Cistercian monastery that's existed for almost 900 years in what is now western Germany is closing down for good, due in part to a shortage of monks.

Pope Francis meeting President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany in the Vatican, Oct. 9, 2017.

Pope Francis meeting President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany in the Vatican, Oct. 9, 2017.

Pope receives German president in private audience ‎

09/10/2017 14:34

Pope Francis received President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany who later met officials of ‎the Vatican Secretariat of State. ‎

 

Pope Francis meets with the German "Borussia Mönchengladbach" soccer club

Pope Francis meets with the German "Borussia Mönchengladbach" soccer club

Pope Francis to German soccer team: ‘Be athletes for peace’

02/08/2017 15:44

 Pope Francis met briefly with the managers and players of the German “Borussia Mönchengladbach” soccer team on Wednesday, inviting them to be “athletes for peace”

 

The lawyer tasked with investigating the abuse Ulrich Weber spoke about the investigation during a press conference in Regansburg.

The lawyer tasked with investigating the abuse Ulrich Weber spoke about the investigation during a press conference in Regansburg.

Regensburg: Report finds over 500 choir boys abused

19/07/2017 08:48

A new report has found that at least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some cases sexual abuse.

 

Police remove demonstrators from a street during protests against the G-20 summit in Hamburg.

Police remove demonstrators from a street during protests against the G-20 summit in Hamburg.

Dozens injured in G20 summit clashes

07/07/2017 11:08

At least seventy-six police officers and several demonstrators have been injured the in clashes in Germany's city of Hamburg, ahead of the G20 summit.

General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, Rev. Christopher Ferguson, with Pope Francis

General Secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), Rev. Christopher Ferguson, embraces Pope Francis during a meeting in the Vatican on June 10th 2016

Catholic and Reformed Churches mark ecumenical "milestone"

04/07/2017 13:24

Another “milestone” in ecumenical relations takes place in the German town of Wittenberg on Wednesday, as the World Communion of Reformed Churches signs up to the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

Migrants plead for help from aboard a dinghy boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa

Migrants plead for help from aboard a dinghy boat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa

‘Donations should help migrants and local poor’ – Holy See to GFMD

28/06/2017 12:15

The Holy See has called for financial donations to developing countries hosting refugees and forced migrants to go equally towards supporting arriving migrants and the local poor