Trier diocese, the oldest in Germany, will dissolve its 903 parishes and reduce them to 35, liberal Bishop Stephan Ackermann (54) explained on Friday during an information meeting of the diocese in Trier. He spoke of a "crisis".
Ackermann admitted that the new parishes will have nothing in common with the traditional ones "but the name". Trier is the birthplace of Karl Marx.
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