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German churches to bridge former iron curtain in merger

November 04, 2010

Trier, Germany (ENInews). Three regional Protestant churches in northern Germany have cleared a key hurdle to forming one united church that will that will stretch from the Danish border to Poland. A majority of 266 delegates from all three churches voted overwhelmingly on Reformation day, 31 October, in favour of a draft constitution and a church law that provides for the merger. The church will be officially called the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Northern Germany or in its shortened form the Nordkirche, the Northern church. (



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