Friday, February 01, 2008
To say this is an alien image would be insultiong to aliens!
Wiesbaden (idea) - For the first time since the post-war years, a Catholic priest has obtained a seat in a regional Parliament. Ernst-Ewald Roth, former dean of Catholic city of Wiesbaden, was elected in the Hesse state election on 27 Jan for the SPD (the Socialists).
The last Catholic priest in political high office was Father Ludwig Kaas (1881-1952), who was head of the German Catholic Centre Party between 1928 and 1933.