First communion children in white albums © Harald Oppitz (KNA)

Before Corona, First Communion children had classes once a week. Normally they would now prepare for the feast in their group lessons. But despite the Corona pandemic, people in Hurth near Cologne are being creative.

Volunteer services are booming – if it weren't for Corona. Thousands of high school graduates already had their plane ticket to a relief project as good as in their pocket. But now the virus is throwing a spanner in the works.

Rome's lost jesus

Procession with the "Bambinello © Romano Siciliani (KNA)

The theft of the miraculous statue of Jesus from Santa Maria in Aracoeli was an outrageous crime, and not only for pious Romans. The case has not been solved since 1994. But fewer and fewer are still waiting for the Christ Child.

With the 1. Advent Sunday not only begins a new reading year. Starting this year, Holy Mass on Sundays and holidays will include Scripture readings in the catch of the revised Unity translation.

The grand coalition wants to focus on reforming the education system. The 500 million euro qualification initiative approved by the cabinet at the beginning of the year is "an important, indeed central reform project for the second half of the legislative period," said Federal Education Minister Annette Schavan in the Bundestag on Friday. All young people should have the same opportunities for education in the future. our site presents the most important new regulations.