650 Catholic Churches in Germany Closed Since 2005

The secretariat of the German Bishops' Conference told DW.com (19 February) that 650 Catholic churches across the country have "ceased to be used for worship" since 2005. He spoke of a "veritable wave of secularisation" [read: self-made secularisation]. An average of 28 Novus Ordo churches have been closed every year in Germany since 2019. By 2023, every second German will no longer belong to one of the two main Christian churches. Church buildings are being demolished to make way for housing estates or nursing homes, or converted into galleries, climbing walls, pubs or funeral parlours. This trend is not surprising, as the German dioceses have no more to offer than any other decadent left-wing party. Source