No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy

In Germany, the surcharge for Catholics, Protestants and Jews is a surcharge of up to nine per cent on their income tax bills.

Pope under fire for transfer, letter on sex abuse

Germany`s sex abuse scandal has now reached Pope Benedict XVI: His former archdiocese disclosed that while he was archbishop, a suspected paedophile priest was transferred to a job where he later abused children.