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The cardinal is exhibiting an understanding of culture that can only be termed medieval.

Und das ist auch gut so!

Share of the Catholic Chruch in the population:
1950 - 45.8%
1961 - 45.5%
1970 - 44.6%
1987 - 42.9%
1990 - 35.4% [Re-unification]
2000 - 32.2%
2005 - 31.0%

(Source: forwid)

The rate of people leaving the Catholic Church (in Germany, many people don't just 'lapse', because there is a church tax which they can stop to pay only with official declaration about leaving) around 100,000/year, after a peak of almost twice of that in 1992. (Source for until 2005: Catholic bishop conference [pdf!])

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Sep 16th, 2007 at 12:08:50 PM EST
I feel inclined to do some Marchetti curves of religious affiliation in Germany...

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 22nd, 2007 at 04:40:43 PM EST
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