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Christian churches threatened with massive decline in membership

lose The Christian churches in this country, many of the members. Now a study shows the extent of: nothing Is changed, one could halve the number of members up to the year 2060.

What is the "research center for generational contracts" at the University of Freiburg, 20 Protestant, and 27 Catholic dioceses in their study present, is likely to leave the churches, the bells of the Christian houses of worship-sound the Alarm: The members will decrease dramatically in the coming decades the numbers of the two major churches. Up to the year 2035 to 22 percent. Up to the year 2060, with even 49 per cent of 44.8 million members to 22.7 million members. In addition, the Church tax revenue will slump by about half.

this is due to the demographic development: The number of Catholic and Protestant deaths is significantly higher than the birth rates of parents, the Church, are members. And then the children must be baptized also. Other factors, such as entry to play - and-exit behavior is an important role.

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