Celebratiing Jointly

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Along with German families, migrants and refugees participate in the joint St.Martin’s procession in Frankfurt, Nov. 11. Processions take place each year mainly in the catholic areas of Germany. November 11 is the feast day of St. Martin of Tours (France), who started out as a Roman soldier and later became a monk. In one legend about his life he once cut his cloak in half and shared it with a beggar during a snowstorm.

Wudu Explained

Wudu Explained

Teacher Funda Tekecibasi-Roebel explains the wudu or ablution to her first-graders during Islam instruction at a primary school in Frankfurt, Feb.11. The German federal state of Hessen this year introduced Muslim religious education to 27 schools – with more to follow. The Muslim community in Frankfurt comprises about 75.000 members.

St. Martin’s Procession

St. Martin's Procession

Kids from a local primary school and a kindergarten carry their lanterns during a St. Martin’s procession in Frankfurt, Nov.11. Processions like this one take place each year mainly in the catholic areas of Germany and other countries. November 11 is the feast day of St. Martin of Tours (France), who started out as a Roman soldier and later became a monk. In one legend about his life he once cut his cloak in half and shared it with a beggar during a snowstorm.

Church for Sale

Church for Sale

The Matthäuskirche (St. Mattews Church) among highrise buildings in Frankfurt, Aug.30. The building has been up for demolition and sale in a disputed decision by church authorities since 2002, but no investor has been found since. Latest plans see the church not pulled down but integrated in a new complex of buildings.