Latest Cologne News

Catholic priests bless same-sex couples in defiance of a German archbishop

Sep. 20, 2023 14:59 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Several Catholic priests held a ceremony blessing same-sex couples outside Cologne Cathedral on Wednesday night in a protest against the city’s conservative archbishop, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. Their protest was triggered by Cologne church officials' criticism...

German archbishop 'disappointed' by diocese employees' attempts to access porn

Aug. 18, 2023 15:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The archbishop of Cologne, one of Germany's most important Catholic dioceses, expressed disappointment Friday that employees used work computers to try to access pornographic websites. The statement from Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki came after the city's Koelner...