Christian Today reports an upswing in German church going since the death of John Paul II and the election of Benedict. Cardinal Carl Lehmann, bishop of Mainz, Germany says that "in the period from May to June more people returned to his diocese than in the whole of 2004." This is certainly good news coming from a Europe where almost no one goes to church. In Lehmann's opinion, "This was not just a 'short emotional moment' but rather something with "definite sustainability".
Thank God for that! May we live to see a resurgence of Mass attendance all over Europe!