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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Europe's church creatively rethinks as numbers plummet

by Jonathan Luxmoore
Oxford, England: When the government of Luxembourg abolished religious teaching in state schools in September, the move was deplored by the Grand Duchy's Catholic archdiocese.  

Catholics traditionally make up two-thirds of Luxembourg's 530,000 inhabitants, and their archbishop, Jean-Claude Hollerich, consented in 2015 to plans by the center-left government of Xavier Bettel, Europe's only openly gay prime minister, for full church-state separation to be phased in over two decades.

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