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Same-sex marriage for Germany

OXFORD (CNS): The German Bishops’ Conference expressed regret over a June 30 vote by the Bundestag (parlialment) to allow same-sex marriage while Archbishop Heiner Koch, from Berlin, described the vote as abandoning “the differentiated perception of various forms of partnership in order to stress the value of same-sex partnerships.”
 

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Germany gives a fair go to all

I am in Stuttgart, Germany, at the Annual Fair Trade Exhibition and Philippine products are gaining a high profile with growing sales. This brings jobs and prosperity with fair payment to thousands of Filipinos.

I have been invited as a guest speaker at the opening of the fair. It is holiday time in Germany and many thousands of visitors come to this massive four-day exhibition to buy and promote Fair Trade and organic products.








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German president visits Xi’an

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop Anthony Dang Mingyan believes that a visit from the German president, Joachim Gauck, to the cathedral in Xi’an on Holy Thursday (March 24) should help the development of the charitable outreach of the Church in his diocese.

Bishop Dang said he introduced the German president to the diocese’s charity works and described the general situation of Shaanxi province during his 50-minute visit.

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