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I Want to Believe: German Monastery to Shut Its Doors After Almost 900 Years

October 17, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 17/10/17 An ancient monastery in western Germany in operation for almost 900 years will close its doors permanently by January 2018, citing a shortage of monks and the excessive financial burden of maintaining its property. As the Catholic church sees significant declines in its faithful, so too are the numbers declining of those who dedicate […]

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