Less than 25 per cent of young Norwegians trusts Church of Norway
German Catholic Church faces record-breaking member decline
Never before did so many people leave the German Roman Catholic Church. In 2021, 359,338 Germans turned their back on the Church. Members of the German clergy speak of a crisis.
Less Norwegians go to church
Less than two-thirds of Norwegians are members of the Church of Norway. The proportion of the population that is baptised and confirmed in church is falling steadily.
Lutheran Church in Northern Germany lost 400,000 members
The Lutheran Church in Northern Germany celebrates its tenth anniversary on the day of Pentecost. At the time of its establishment, it made a flying start with 2.26 million members. But over the years, the denomination lost about 418,000 people.