International Volunteer Day: The Church says “Thanks”

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As “outstretched hand of Christ” Pope Francis has called people who volunteer. In Germany alone, this applies to more than one third of people over the age of 14 – and the trend is rising. Whether in hospitals, in the hospice service, in associations or in the fire brigade: Without them, society would hardly work. How the church today thanks volunteers in the social networks, we have put together for you.

Bishop Gebhard Fürst of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart thanks the 150,000 volunteers of his diocese for their “tireless efforts”.

Around 150,000 people are volunteers in our diocese. Without your tireless efforts we could not perceive our service to the people in our # church as we do. I thank you from the bottom of my heart today!
– Bishop Gebhard Fürst (@BischofGebhard) 5 December 2018

The Archdiocese of Freiburg says: “Thank you!” And with many hearts!

More than 300,000 people volunteer their time in our archdiocese: we take the International Day of Volunteering as an opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all of you! # Honorary
– Archdiocese of Freiburg (@BistumFreiburg) 5 December 2018

With the quote “After love is the most beautiful verb in the world.” (Bertha von Suttner) thanks the diocese of Mainz all volunteers.

“After LOVE, HELPING is the most beautiful word of the word in the world.”

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