In any case, the processes will be different, as can be seen from the handouts from the churches
For several kilometers he drove very aggressively and even tried to push the patrol cars away. Only after Hanover could the man be forced to stop by temporarily closing the road. Because the 80-year-old looked confused and disoriented, he was taken to hospital on Thursday. Criminal proceedings were initiated against him for endangering road traffic.
The churches in Lower Saxony expect a significant decline in church tax revenues due to the economic consequences of the corona pandemic. The Diocese of Osnabrück published a letter from Vicar General Theo Paul to the 208 parishes on Thursday, in which he announced noticeable cuts this year. The amount cannot yet be estimated. Allocations to the parishes are not to be cut this year, but they must be expected next year. However, new construction projects should be postponed.
"We expect church tax revenues to decline and of course we are taking appropriate precautions"said the spokesman for the diocese of Hildesheim, Volker Bauerfeld. "We will for sure have a decline, we will notice that." The extent of the tax breaks will depend on the further course of the corona crisis.
The Hanover regional church is also assuming a decrease in church tax revenues. "We can’t give any numbers yet"said church spokesman Benjamin Simon-Hinkelmann. "But that will have an impact on budget planning for the next few years." Investments have not yet been postponed, but larger expenditures are being critically examined.
In the past few years the churches had benefited from the good economic and labor market situation through the church tax. In the medium term, however, the churches are preparing for falling income, also because the number of members is falling.
Although the corona-related ban on worship in Lower Saxony will be lifted from today, there will not be mass celebrations everywhere as usual. Both the Catholic and Protestant churches initially assumed that church services would slowly restart under various restrictions, as the dioceses and regional churches announced.
On the one hand, the distance rules in the church buildings must first be implemented by marking freely usable seats. In addition, regulations have to be found, for example for reserving seats and the use of helpers. A number of small churches and chapels also do not have enough space to hold services for a significant number of believers.
In order to gain experience and gradually approach church services under Corona conditions, the Diocese of Osnabrück only wanted to organize mass celebrations again from Monday. In the diocese of Hildesheim it has not yet been decided when the first services will start again. In any case, the processes will be different, as can be seen from the handouts from the churches. For example, the greeting of peace between the believers is taboo, ideally all believers wear a mask and at a baptism or wedding the pastor does this too if he comes too close to the other participants.
The chairman of the Lower Saxony State Asten Conference, Stephan Buchberger, demanded 3,000 euros bridging allowance for students in the Corona crisis. The "Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung" he said after a conference call with student representatives from Lower Saxony: "It is sometimes chaotic because every university, for example, handles the exams differently." Even worse than the situation at the universities are the financial worries: Two thirds of the students have to work on the side. As a rule, you could not expect continued payment of wages or short-time work benefits, said Buchberger, who is a speaker at the Asta at the University of Hildesheim. Asta is the abbreviation for General Student Committee, the body represents the interests of students at universities.persuasive essay konulari
The Diocese of Hildesheim is looking for a fresh start after the churches have closed due to the corona epidemic with crisp short church services. In order to meet the wishes of the faithful as well as the current dangerous situation, those types of worship should first be celebrated in which the risk of infection is particularly low, the diocese announced on Friday. This is especially the case with short word of God celebrations of about 25 minutes, devotions and simple forms of prayer.
Lower Saxony had already allowed church services under hygiene and distance rules since Thursday. The diocese of Hildesheim does not want to start church services again until Saturday next week. The Diocese of Osnabrück will be celebrating services again from Monday.
Parents rate the satisfaction of their children during the Corona period significantly higher than their own. That goes from the first results of the study "KiCo" everyday family life during the pandemic. More than 25,000 mothers and fathers nationwide took part in the online survey between April 24 and May 3, 2020, as announced by the University of Hildesheim and the Goethe University in Frankfurt on Wednesday.
On a scale from 0 (totally dissatisfied) to 10 (100 percent satisfied), parents were able to provide information for themselves and their children under the age of 15. Older adolescents were interviewed in a separate study. For the parents – mostly working mothers answered – the corona time gave a satisfaction value of 4.90. For the first child the value was 6.05 and for the second child it was 5.41. Before the pandemic, the satisfaction value of the parents was 7.65, that of the children was 8.21 and 8.26 respectively.
Many parents feel that they are left alone with their problems. The statement "I have the impression that my concerns are being heard" 31.9 percent did not agree at all and 29 percent hardly agreed. A good third of the mothers and fathers stated that they had greater financial worries since the Corona crisis. They also complained about the double burden of job and childcare and the lack of opportunities to retreat at home. One group, however, rated the past few weeks as a good time and reported decelerating, less leisure stress and new freedoms for the children.
The research association is behind the study "Childhood – youth – family in the Corona period", which consists of the Hildesheim Institute for Social and Organizational Education and the Frankfurt Institute for Social Education and Adult Education in cooperation with Bielefeld University.
Unknown perpetrators stole seven Cameroon sheep from a pasture in Söhlde in the Hildesheim district. The perpetrators probably separated the sheep from the herd from Friday to Monday, the police said on Wednesday. In the process, they damaged the electric fence in the pasture between the villages of Mölme and Oedelum. Because sheep are herd animals, the animals cannot run away.
In the fight against the spread of the new type of corona virus, mobile teams are on the move in Lower Saxony this weekend. You take smears from people who have had contact with infected people or who have been in a risk area. According to the Lower Saxony Health Department, the prerequisite for this is that the person has symptoms. "In some regions there are considerations to continue the mobile operations if it is not possible to get fixed premises"said the spokesman for the Lower Saxony Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVN), Detlef Haffke, on Friday.
The state wants to set up regional test centers at clinics or health authorities in all 37 counties and 8 urban districts. This is organized by the KVN. According to the KVN spokesman, there are delays in some places in setting up the centers due to a lack of lease agreements, setting up the telephone systems or looking for cleaners who can also disinfect the rooms.
The Lower Saxony Ministry of Health expects that a large part of all regional test centers will be open in the next week "is at the start", as spokeswoman Stefanie Geisler said.
According to her, a big problem is still the lack of protective clothing. "The federal government is working on a solution"said the Ministry spokeswoman. Currently, the country has advised all branches in the health system to use protective equipment sparingly.
Anyone who thinks they have been infected should definitely call their family doctor or the on-call medical service to find out whether they are suspected. Some counties have also set up hotlines.
Due to the increasing number of coronavirus tests, there are delivery bottlenecks for so-called PCR test kits and accessories, according to the State Health Office. For this reason, the authority has decided to suspend the tests for influenza viruses despite the flu, as spokeswoman Dagmar Ziehm said. Every week during the flu season, around 150 samples sent in from medical practices are examined. According to the spokeswoman, these capacities are now free for testing suspected coronavirus cases.
The schools in Lower Saxony are dealing with the novel virus differently in consultation with the local health authorities. The city of Osnabrück, for example, sent a convoy of several buses and fire engines with two doctors, paramedics, drivers and two parents on its way to South Tyrol on Thursday to bring a group of schoolchildren back. 4 of the 55 children had symptoms of the disease. The test results are expected on Saturday.
In Stade, a high school teacher tested positive for the new pathogen. However, the health department did not consider a class cancellation at the Vincent-Lübeck-Gymnasium to be necessary.
In the meantime, there are considerations to cancel the commemoration event on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. "That will depend on the further course of the infection"said a spokesman for the State Chancellery. Around 100 very old Holocaust survivors want to come to the Lüneburg Heath on April 19 for the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is also expected at the commemoration.
Easter is the most important festival for Christians – this year, however, the churches will remain closed due to the corona virus. Believers must rely on the internet, social media and radio to attend church services.
"Easter is never canceled. We will celebrate Easter. Different than usual, but connected as a community that celebrates the resurrection"said the Protestant regional bishop of Hanover, Ralf Meister. He celebrates the online service on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The Good Friday service comes from the Marktkirche in Hanover.
The Catholic bishops Heiner Wilmer (Hildesheim), Franz-Josef Bode (Osnabrück) and Wilfried Theising (Vechta) also stream the Easter services. The service from Hildesheim with Bishop Wilmer on Easter Sunday will also be broadcast on the radio on NDR Info and NDR 1 Lower Saxony, said a spokesman for the diocese.
The Diocese of Osnabrück broadcasts a nine-hour prayer vigil on the night from Maundy Thursday to Good Friday via its Instagram channel. Between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., a person from different parts of the diocese will be connected to lead a prayer for half an hour – from Norderney to Bremen to Osnabrück. Christians remember the suffering of Jesus Christ with prayer vigils on Good Friday night.
On Easter days, the non-public services from the Osnabrück Cathedral are broadcast live on the Internet. Auxiliary Bishop Johannes Wübbe celebrates the Good Friday service at 3 p.m. The Easter vigil with Bishop Bode on Holy Saturday begins at 8.30 p.m., the service on Easter Sunday with Auxiliary Bishop Wübbe at 11 a.m. The service with Bishop Bode also begins at 11 a.m. on Easter Monday.
In Vechta, Auxiliary Bishop Wilfried Theising will celebrate the services in the Provost Church of St. Georg together with Provost Michael Matschke, which will be broadcast on the Internet. The Good Friday service will be broadcast at 3 p.m. The Easter Vigil will be streamed on Saturday from 8 p.m. The services on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday with Theising will also be broadcast from 10 a.m.
On Easter Sunday, the trombone work of the regional church of Hanover invites you to the action "Easter from the balcony" a. Around 10.15 a.m., the Easter song should be heard from balconies, from front gardens and from windows "Christ is risen" sound. The action has now been picked up across Germany, said a spokesman for the regional church.
Many churches in the country take part in the ecumenical ringing of bells on Easter Sunday. The bishops Heiner Wilmer and Ralf Meister publish a common Easter greeting on their websites and social media channels.
The regional center for Low German in Bremen will put a Low German Easter service by Pastor Peter Schuchardt from Bredstedt (Schleswig-Holstein) online on Sunday. Incidentally, many churches are still open for personal prayer and lingering, but they are closed for public services.
A truck driver had an accident and was injured with his vehicle on Autobahn 7 near Hildesheim. The man came to a hospital, as a police spokesman in Hildesheim said on Wednesday night. The truck loaded with paper had overturned early Tuesday evening for an unexplained cause. The vehicle then blocked all three lanes in the direction of Kassel.
The autobahn was closed between the Hanover-Laatzen and Hildesheim-Drispenstedt junctions. The salvage work continued until 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Cars and trucks stuck in traffic had to turn around and were diverted to the last exit.
Strangers sprayed the contents of a fire extinguisher in a train compartment and then robbed a 22-year-old train traveler. The three men were on Monday evening on a train that went from Bremen to Hamburg. The attack happened at a stop in Sottrum (Rotenburg district), as a police spokesman said on Tuesday. The perpetrators took advantage of the restricted view in the compartment due to the extinguishing foam to steal a cell phone, tablet, charging cable and bottle of perfume from the 22-year-old’s handbag. According to the previous investigations, the dark-clad robbers jumped off the train with their prey. According to the police, the victim suffered a respiratory tract injury and had little to say about the attack.
After alerting the police, the officers met a 31-year-old man from Bremen during their investigation at the train station.