German Catholics must pay to pray, court rules
Posted by Mr DoctorE on September 27, 2012
Im thinking many will use this to get out of the scam
The court’s verdict is a victory for the Catholic Church in Germany, which receives more than €5bn annually from a surcharge of up to 9pc on income tax bills of registered Catholics.
The judges ruled against retired German theologian Hartmut Zapp, who wanted to leave the church as an institution but remain a member of the Catholic community.
Germany’s bishops have said that believers who refuse to pay the tax won’t be able to receive the sacraments, become godparents or have a religious funeral.