church asylum

The legal basis of the ruling referred back to a 2015 agreement between the two major churches in Germany and the government to tackle church asylum together | Photo: Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance
Syrian asylum seeker Mheddin Saho hopes that his three-year battle to stay in Germany will soon be over | Photo: From Saho's Facebook page, with permission
It all began in 2014 when Michael Kurzwelly started a choir with asylum seekers and locals from Frankfurt and Słubice | Photo: Michael Kurzwelly
Protection of persecution behind church walls | Photo: M. Schutt/dpa/picture-alliance
Mheddin Saho, a blind Syrian, faces deportation from Germany to Spain | Source: Screenshot from video report 
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Protection of persecution behind church walls | Photo: M. Schutt/dpa/picture-alliance
Sanctuary for asylum seekers in the St. Pauli church in Hamburg, Germany, 2013 Photo: picture alliance/A. Heimken
Mother Mechthild Thürmer, Abbess of Maria Frieden Abbey since 2011 | Photo: Screenshot from YouTube video by the Bamberg Archdiocese
Sanctuary for asylum seekers in the St. Pauli church in Hamburg, Germany, 2013 | Photo: A. Heimken/picture-alliance
Sol Escobar and colleagues from the Cambridge Assessment Refugee Support Committee in Calais, January 2020 | Photo: Courtesy of Sol Escobar
Mother Mechthild Thürmer has taken in some 30 asylum seekers | Source: Screenshot from a YouTube video by the Bamberg Archdiocese
The trial is being conducted at the Amtsgericht Aschaffenburg court | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa