The Archdiocese of Berlin is apparently already planning restrictions for a possible energy bottleneck in winter. This is reported by the “Bild” newspaper (Monday), citing a spokesman.

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Accordingly, Berlin’s Archbishop Heiner Koch wants to save heating costs in all parishes. This should also apply to the services. According to the report, Vicar General Manfred Kollig called on the leading pastors to put all energy consumption to the test: “Which building needs to be heated to what temperature, where can it be heated less or not at all?”

The archdiocese said: “In the past, churches could not be heated at all and were still used for worship all year round.” According to the report, the considerations also apply to parish rooms and other church facilities.