Disintegration in record time. In the Diocese of Aachen every third church building will be put up for sale. The Catholic Faith has long ago been bartered away.
(kreuz.net)On Monday the General Vicar, Manfred von Hotum of Aachen is unveiling the Diocesan support project with the beautiful name "Church Property Management".
This was reported by the Diocese of Aachen.
In the Diocese of Aachen there are over 900 churches as well as 450 rectories and parish offices.
Actually, there isn't enough money for the support of the buildings.
The Diocese would need 18 million Euro. There's a ten million dollar shortfall.
In other words: over a third of the ecclesiastical structures must be closed down in the near future.
The General Vicar explained that the Diocese must economize because of significantly "declining donations by the faithful" in previous years and the narrowing church tax income.
The number of the rectories have already been slashed in the Diocese of Aachen.
Since last year there were still 71 so-called church communities.
All of these "church communities" is decreed over several churches, rectories, pastoral bureaus and chapels.
With that there is the question about which these guildings are not being used for.
As a "good example" for this conversion, consider the former Parish church of St. Josef in Aachen.
It is used today as a burial church.
Even the church of St. Mary in Düren has a new purpose. The rectory here was integrated into the church building.
Actually the plans of the Diocese go still further.
Unoccupied rectories will be closed.
Where small communities don't need a rectory, a corresponding space could be set up in the church and the community center could be sold.
Churches that are seldom used will be put on the real-estate market.
"We're going to take these churches into serious and lengthy consideration" -- said a conciliatory General Vicar.
It is conceivable could be closed for fifteen to twenty years, "till a suitable solution is found."
In other words: One will wait to sell the churches, till there won't be fear of any more resistance from the remaining Catholics against the desecration of God's house.
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