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16 objects from Germany tell story of Holocaust in new ways

  • January 24, 2023 08:20 AM CET | APNEWS
 16 objects from Germany tell story of Holocaust in new ways

287 An exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial brings back to Germany a diverse set of everyday objects that Jews took with them when they fled the Nazis

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Black ribbons, candles: Benedict's German home town in mourning

Black ribbons, candles: Benedict's German home town in mourning

  • December 31, 2022 11:10 PM CET | AFP

When Kurt and Anna-Maria Spennesberger heard the news about former pope Benedict XVI's death, they immediately got into their car and drove 200 kilometres to the former pontiff's southern German birth town Marktl.They had to be at the small town bordering Austria for a special church service saying farewell to Benedict because "we knew Ratzinger personally," said Kurt, 71, using the ex-pope's birth name. 

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Germany's Scholz remembers 'formative figure' Benedict

Germany's Scholz remembers 'formative figure' Benedict

  • December 31, 2022 06:22 PM CET | AFP

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz paid tribute to former pope Benedict XVI, who died Saturday aged 95, as a "special church leader" who helped shape the Catholic church."As a 'German' pope, Benedict XVI was a special church leader for many, not only this country," Scholz wrote on Twitter.

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World loses 'formative figure' of Catholic Church with Benedict's death: Scholz

World loses 'formative figure' of Catholic Church with Benedict's death: Scholz

  • December 31, 2022 05:17 PM CET | AFP

World loses 'formative figure' of Catholic Church with Benedict's death: Scholz hmn/imm

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Prayers and emotion in ailing ex-pope Benedict's German home region

Prayers and emotion in ailing ex-pope Benedict's German home region

  • December 29, 2022 08:16 PM CET | AFP

The declining health of former pontiff Benedict XVI has sparked a wave of emotion in the region of Bavaria where he was born, while the controversies that marked his time in office remain vivid for many.- Controversy - The sympathy felt for one of Bavaria's most famous sons does not however disguise the bitterness over the scandals which dogged Benedict's time in office, notably over paedophilia and the Catholic church.

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Prayers for ailing Benedict in retired pope's native Bavaria

Prayers for ailing Benedict in retired pope's native Bavaria

  • December 29, 2022 04:29 PM CET | APNEWS

People in Pope Benedict XVI’s Bavarian homeland are praying for the retired pontiff, a favorite son of the region even 40 years after he left Germany for the Vatican and nearly a decade after his resignation stunned the world

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Religious, political motive unseen in German attack on girls

Religious, political motive unseen in German attack on girls

  • December 06, 2022 04:00 PM CET | APNEWS

A senior German security official says investigators have found no evidence of a religious or political motive for a knife attack on two girls that left one dead and the other with serious injuries

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