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2015-01-05 Pegida protests: Rallies over 'Islamisation' Dresden, Eastern Germany
2. 2012-03-18 German pastor elected president Berlin
3. 2010-04-02 Archbishop expresses 'shame' over abuse Germany
4. 2010-03-29 Church launches sex abuse hotline Germany
F. 2009-02-08 Merkel phones pope over Williamson Berlin
6. 2009-02-07 Bishops: 'No room' for Holocaust denier Germany
H. 2007-12-07 Germany moves to ban Scientology Berlin
8. 2007-09-15 Cardinal in 'Nazi art term' row Germany

Dresden consecrates famed church. Eastern Germany   Pope meets German Muslim leaders  Benedict XVI is meeting members of the Turkish-Islamic Union of the Institute of Religion   Pope issues anti-Semitism warning   Ruhr: Benedict XVI visited a synagogue in Cologne and condemned the 'unimaginable crime' of the Holocaust   Rapturous German welcome for Pope Map of Cologne Germany  Ruhr: Benedict XVI has arrived in his native country for a Catholic youth festival in the city of Cologne Ratzinger elected as new Pope
Pegida protests: Rallies over 'Islamisation'   Eastern Germany: Supporters and opponents of a group campaigning against what it sees as the 'Islamisation' of Europe have held rival rallies across Germany German pastor elected president  Berlin: A former Lutheran pastor and civil rights activist Joachim Gauck has been elected as Germany's new president Archbishop expresses 'shame' over abuse  The head of the Catholic Church in Germany expressed 'sadness, horror and shame' that children were abused by priests and church officials Church launches sex abuse hotline  The Roman Catholic Church in Germany is launching a telephone hotline for victims of sexual abuse, that will be run from the city of Trier   Vatican defends Pope in German scandal  The Vatican has denounced attempts to link Benedict to a child abuse scandal in his native Germany   Merkel phones pope over Williamson  Berlin: German Chancellor phoned Benedict XVI over a Holocaust denier whom the pope welcomed back into the Roman Catholic Church last month   Bishops: 'No room' for Holocaust denier  Germany's Catholic bishops are calling for the expulsion of a former bishop Williamson, recently brought back into the church by Pope Benedict... Germany moves to ban Scientology  Berlin: Top security officials consider the goals of the Church of Scientology to be in conflict with the principles of the nation's constitution Cardinal in 'Nazi art term' row Major synagogue reopened   Merkel defends Pope amid protests  The German Chancello has defended Benedict XVI over remarks he made about Islam   Muslims blast pope's Islam speech

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  Arab Countries: Muslim leaders have condemned Benedict over comments he made about Islam in Germany and demanded he apologize.    In his speech at the University of Regensburg, Benedict quoted criticism of Islam by Byzantine Emperor, who wrote that everything Mohammad brought was evil , 'such as his command to spread by the sword the fa...

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   Vatican: 78-year-old German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is taking the name Pope Benedict XVI
 The College of Cardinals took only 2 days to choose the successor to John Paul II. The crowd clapped as the smoke billowed over Vatican City and waited for the ringing of bells. At 6:43 p.m. Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez announced Ratzinger's election in Latin. Bush called Benedict XVI 'a man of great wisdom and knowledge'.

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Jan. 14, 1875
  France: A German—and later French—theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa
Sep. 25, 1555 Religious Peace of Augsburg Map of Augsburg Germany  Bavaria: A treaty between Charles V and the forces of an alliance of Lutheran princes officially ended the religious struggle between the two groups May. 26, 1521 Edict of Worms outlawing Luther and his followers Map of Heylshof Garden Worms Germany  West Germany: Apr. 17, 1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Diet of Worms Map of Heylshof Garden Worms Germany  West Germany: The Diet was an imperial diet of the Holy Roman Empire. Edict of Worms addressed Martin Luther and the effects of the Protestant Reformation Oct. 31, 1517 Luther posts the 95 these at Augsburg Map of Augsburg Germany
  Bavaria: Martin Luther was a German friar, priest and professor of theology who was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation
Nov. 10, 1483 Martin Luther born Map of Eisleben Germany
  Eastern Germany: A German friar, priest and professor of theology who was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation
Jul. 6, 1415 John Huss burned at the stake Map of Konstanz Germany  West Germany: A Czech priest, philosopher, early Christian reformer and Master at Charles University in Prague. Considered the first Church reformer

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