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‘Leaving the Church to Stay Catholic’? German Faithful Face Church Tax Dilemma

travelviewGerman Catholics attend Mass at Cologne Cathedral.

An increasing number of practicing German Catholics don’t want to fund the local Church’s controversial trajectory in the wake of the Synodal Way; but the only way to not pay the ‘church tax’ is to officially disaffiliate from the Catholic Church in Germany — and risk losing access to the sacraments.