Pope to visit Germany next year
November 19th, 2010
11:05 AM ET

Pope to visit Germany next year

Pope Benedict XVI will be making his third trip to Germany next year, a church official confirmed on Friday.

Robert Zollitsch, head of Germany's bishops conference, said the head of the Roman Catholic Church will visit Berlin and the dioceses of Freiburg and Erfurt in September.

The pope visited Cologne in August 2005 and Munich and Regensburg in September 2006. The pope is a native of Germany.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Europe • Germany • Pope Benedict XVI • Vatican

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. David Johnson

    The Pope probably wonders if his Hitler Youth uniform will still fit...

    November 22, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  2. Brad

    I'm sorry Germany. That you have to have this moron come in your country.

    November 21, 2010 at 12:57 am |
    • mohammy

      ... germany has had worse morons come to their country...

      November 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  3. Sum Dude

    Thanks for the "poopchute" pic, guys! It's always good for a laugh. Thx.

    November 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
    • Peace2All

      You been all about that pic since they showed it the first time.

      Makin' me laugh...!! 😯


      November 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  4. Reality

    Calling all Muslims: The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs/tenets.

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave attended to by his wives before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

    November 20, 2010 at 8:54 am |
  5. Iqbal khan


    November 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
  6. Iqbal khan

    Read Read Read or Download for free the book is full of historical facts, also check many other lectures all free

    "What Jesus Really Say"..... on Amazon.com this book is about 35 dollars


    November 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
    • David Johnson

      @Iqbal khan

      What evidence do you have that Muhammad was a Prophet or that Allah is real?

      November 22, 2010 at 8:41 am |
    • Ernest

      Allah? omg! All this time I thot everyone was saying "holla"!!!!!

      November 23, 2010 at 4:37 am |
  7. Reality

    The pope's traveling here and there is not going to change the following:

    Jesus was an illiterate, Jewish, peasant/carpenter/simple preacher man who suffered from hal-lu-cinations and who has been characterized anywhere from the Mes-siah from Nazareth to a mythical character from mythical Nazareth to a ma-m-zer from Nazareth. –

    Analyses of Jesus’ life by many co-ntemporary NT scholars via the NT and related docu-ments have concluded that only about 30% of Jesus' sayings and ways noted in the NT were authentic. The rest being embe-llishments e.g. miracles/ha-lluc-inations made/had by the NT authors to impress various Christian, Jewish and Pagan se-cts.

    The 30% of the NT that is authentic Jesus like everything in life was borrowed
    /pla- giarized and/or improved from those who came before. In Jesus' case, it was the ways and sayings of the Babylonians, Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Hitt-ites, Canaanites, OT, John the Baptizer and possibly the ways and sayings of traveling Greek Cy-nics.

    For added pi-zza-zz, Catholic theologians divided god the singularity into three persons and invented ato-nement as an added guilt trip for the pew people to go along with this trinity of overseers. By doing so, they made god the padre into god the fi-lic-ide.

    .Luther, Calvin, Joe Smith, Henry VIII, Wesley, Roger Williams, the Great Babs et al, founders of Christian-based religions or combination religions also suffered from the belief in/hal-lucinations of pretty wingie thingie visits and prophecies for profits analogous to the myths of Catholicism (resurrections, apparitions, ascensions and im-ma-culate con-ceptions).

    Current problems:

    Ped-ophilic priests, adul-terous preachers, propheteering/ profiteering evangelicals and atonement theology

    November 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm |
    • Woody

      “only about 30% of Jesus' sayings and ways noted in the NT were authentic”
      Being neither a biblical scholar, nor an expert on Jesus, I was curious about the supposed quotes attributed to Jesus. Is there any doc-umented evidence that anything written about Jesus was authored by someone who actually met Jesus or, at least, heard him speak? I’ve read that Saul of Tarsus, the biggest cheerleader for early Christianity, never actually met Jesus. I’m not trying to be a smarta-ss, I’m just wondering if there’s any real doc-umentation of alleged Jesus quotes.

      November 21, 2010 at 8:03 am |
    • David Johnson


      There are no known eyewitness accounts of Jesus. The only accounts of Jesus at all, are in the gospel. All secular accounts are suspect, either being added later or were here say.

      Remember, the gospels were written to "prove" Jesus was the Messiah. Of course He would have fulfilled predictions demanded of the Jewish Messiah. There were some predictions that Jesus did not fulfill. Christians say He will fulfill these on his second coming. The Jews say, the real Messiah will not need two trips. Makes sense to me.

      Jesus also predicted He would return before the end of the 1st Century. Perhaps he overslept.

      November 22, 2010 at 8:35 am |
  8. dcmission


    November 19, 2010 at 11:39 am |
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