b_179_129_16777215_00_images_DEU131025AA003.jpegBERLIN (RNS) Germany’s Roman Catholics are launching a campaign to reinstate references to God in the preamble to the newly drafted constitution of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Last week, the state parliament voted with a two-thirds majority to exclude mention of God from the new constitution, becoming the seventh of 16 German states to do so. This prompted Roman Catholic leaders to wonder whether Germany is a “godless society” and to start a petition to overrule the change.

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