Once an altar stood here, but now it’s a living room. Two years ago, the Kreyer family from the town of Langenberg in western Germany leased a former church building and converted it to a home.
The Shroud of Turin will be displayed for the first time in five years on Sunday. More than a million people have signed up to view one of Christianity's most celebrated relics.
French investigators are searching for accomplices of a suspected jihadi terror plot to attack churches near Paris. The country's prime minister said the plan specifically targeted Christians.
Authorities in France have arrested a man believed to be planning an imminent armed attack on churches. The country's foreign minister said the man was known to authorities for wanting to fight with jihadists in Syria.
The German churches have commemorated the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Armenians 100 years ago. They joined President Joachim Gauck in calling for an honest view of history.