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German Bishop: Death of Church is “Sign of Vitality”

On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of his priestly ordination, Paderborn Bishop Hans-Josef Becker spoke to katholisch.de, the official news-site of the German bishops, about the "lasting transformation" of the Catholic Church over the last forty years. He presented them as “a sign of vitality”.

Paderborn Archdiocese is very big with over 1.5 million Catholics, 950 diocesan priests and 700 parishes. The parishes are in the process of being reduced to 120. The number of priests and faithful will dramatically shrink in the near future. But the Archdiocese is very rich. It owns a patrimony of 4 billion Euros, of which 3.6 billion are financial assets. It further receives yearly around 370 million Euros from the German church-tax.

Picture: Hans-Josef Becker, © Pressestelle Erzbistum Paderborn, CC BY, #newsOslqotowfx

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charisma
Do they only provide asset management or deal with the faithful as well?
Roberto 55
Don't worry about money, moslems will take it.