by Jonathan Luxmoore
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Europe's church creatively rethinks as numbers plummet
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.