Professional associations repeatedly criticize the compromise on the new nursing training program. Six years is to be spent testing the model of "generalist" training with an option for specialization.

View of a Catholic public library © Harald Oppitz (KNA)

Bishop Overbeck of Essen welcomes the state's increase in funding for church libraries. Especially in the countryside, they would often be the only ones who made media accessible.

Mission far from accomplished

Former Abbot Primate Notker Wolf © KNA

Mission far from accomplished

Abbot Primate Notker Wolf © KNA

To 300.Abbot Primate Notker Wolf flies more than 000 kilometers a year. As the highest representative of all Benedictines worldwide, traveling was part of it. Now his term of office is coming to an end after 16 years.

The EU Commission has responded to criticism about the absence of Christian holidays in the EU school calendar. She wants to send to all schools that have received the calendar 2010/2011 a new one "in which the most important holidays – including the religious ones – of the respective member state are listed".

Majority against further negotiations

Talks between the Archdiocese of Hamburg and the initiative "Hamburger Schulgenossenschaft" threaten to fail. At a special meeting, the church bodies voted "with a clear majority" against cooperation with the initiative.

Raoul Wallenberg was only 34 years old when he died in a Soviet prison – if the USSR's account is correct. The Swedish diplomat is remembered for his work in Budapest, where he saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews. Wallenberg was born 100 years ago, on 4. August 1912, near Stockholm.

The Pope has again warned against carrying out necessary reforms in the Church without praying together. "Everything essential in the Church comes from prayer," Francis said during his weekly video address.

Fascination turned into a profession

Cathedral architect Hedwig Drabik © Uwe Anspach

For the first time, the Speyr Imperial Cathedral World Heritage Site has a cathedral architect. Hedwig Drabik, 32, was introduced Monday as the architect and coordinator for all construction work on the world's largest Romanesque church.