Religion in Alsace


Alsace

In summary, in Alsace, Protestants live in the north, the Catholic south. And among them, living ecumenical churches. Those who live in the middle act like they can ... It cites Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, for Catholic and Francophone half, the other Protestant and Alsaco. But every town agency its neighborhoods by religion.

Based on the waltz of history, each took shots. For the Thirty Years War, the Swedes and Habsburgs were distribuésles roles. But except persecuting exaltation, the bickering did not lead far. Long, each community was present at the celebrations of the other

The Concordat was agreed in 1801 between Napoleon and Pope Pius VII. Prelates are paid by the state. France has abolished in 1905, when the separation of church and state. Only as Alsace was then in the hands of the Germans awful, the Concordat has persisted ... Priests, pastors and rabbis are therefore paid by the state. Same for the grant of their places of worship, except those built after 1919 - that is to say during the "French system" - and that represents a lot ...

City, villages continue separating Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods. The good company of Strasbourg and Mulhouse remains Protestant, one Catholic Colmar ...