Sunday, April 26, 2009

Where have all the Catholics gone?

Volkentscheid - Berliner beteiligen sich nur zögerlich an Pro Reli - Berlin - Berliner Morgenpost

Catastrophically low turnout in Berlin referendum on wheher to introduce religious instruction in schools, alongside the already existing requirement for ethics. Note however it will be an agreed syllabus and not specifically Catholic. It includes learning about world religions. It has been enthusiastically supported by the Church.

To be successful the initiative "Pro Reli" needs the participation of 1/4 of the more than 2.4 million eligible voters that is 611.422. The turnout was lower at lunchtime than an earlier unsuccessful referendum about the airport.

Results later on Cathcon! Polls close at 18.00 - results shortly afterwards.
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