I rapporti fra lo Stato e le Chiese in Germania: possibili linee evolutive di un modello di successo dopo una storia di contrasti

Relations between the State and the Churches in Germany: possible evolutionary lines of a model of success after a history of contrasts


  • Lorenzo Trapassi

Parole chiave:

State, Church, Germany, Koalitionsvertrag, Olaf Scholz


State and Church did not have a smooth relationship in Germany. Already in the Middle Ages disputes between German Roman emperors and the Pope on the appointment of Catholic hierarchy flourished. Only with the Weimar Constitution greater religious freedom was granted. Today the Church is too important to be left aside in Germany – it is at the basis of German welfare and plays a key role in society. This is particularly evident with regard to politics: two of the most influential political parties recall in their denomination an explicit reference to Christianity. The appointment of a new Chancellor, who is admittedly non-religious, will not probably change the profound link between the Church and the society in the country.