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Media Advice (en)

Pope's Visit to Bavaria/Germany in 2006

Benedikt XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), the German pope, will come to Germany and visit Munich, Altötting, Marktl, Regensburg and Freising between September 9th and 14 th this year. This will be an outstanding event not only for the Catholic church in Germany.

The Catholic reform movement "We Are Church", engaged in the reforming process, will accompany the Pope's visit in his home country in a critically-constructive manner by Via internet, email, telephone and telefax we will gladly answer your questions regarding the Pope's visit to Germany and regarding the Catholic Church in Germany.

For arranging interviews, please, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible by one of the following addresses of the organisation "We Are Church".

Background information:
We Are Church was started in Austria in 1995 with a church referendum. As a reform movement within the Church We Are Church aims at the renewal of the Roman-Catholic Church on the basis of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Internet: www.wir-sind-kirche.de

At present the International Movement We Are Church, founded in Rome in 1996, is represented in more than twenty countries on all continents and is networking world-wide with similar-minded reform groups. We are Church represents theologically sound the "voice of the people in the pews", as international studies of renowned religion sociologists have confirmed again and again.Internet: www.we-are-church.org



Please contact:

Christian Weisner
We Are Church Germany
Postfach 65 01 15
D-81215 München
Tel: +49 (0)8131-260 250
mobil +49 (0)172-518 40 82
Fax: +49 (0)8131-260 249
presse (at) wir-sind-kirche.de

Sigrid Grabmeier
We Are Church Germany and We Are Church Regensburg
Köckstraße 1
D-94469 Deggendorf
Tel: +49 (0)991-29 79 585
mobil +49 (0)170 8626 290
sigrid (at) grabmeier.net

Annegret Laakmann
We Are Church Germany Wir sind Kirche
Flaesheimer Str. 269
D-45721 Haltern
Tel: +49 (0)2364-5588 oder mobil +49 (0)175-9509814
Fax: +49 (0)2364-5299

Translation: C. Rinneberg

Zuletzt geändert am 08­.09.2006