#ShortNews: German Catholic population will be halved by 2060, study predicts

Researchers at the University of Freiburg say the expected decline can be predicted a dwindling number of baptisms in Germany, the number of Germans who have departed from formal religious enrollment, and a decrease in Germany’s overall population, which is expected by 2060 to be reduced by 21 percent.

In total, the number of Germans who pay the country’s “Church tax” is expected to decrease by 49%. German law collects an income tax on the country’s Church members, which it distributes to Church organizations, among them the Catholic Church and the Evangelical Church of Germany, a federation of Protestant groups, mostly Lutheran, which constitutes the largest Protestant group in Germany.

Read the full article here; https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/german-church-membership-will-be-halved-by-2060-new-study-says-50310

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