Religion: Haven on Straight Street

"A priest who wants to break with the Roman Catholic Church is helpless,'' says the Rev. Herman Johannes Hegger, 46, a minister in the Calvinist Church of The Netherlands. "He needs somebody, just for the simple things in life, because he is actually left on the street without a penny and without a decent suit." Hegger should know—he was once a Roman Catholic priest himself. This week, Hegger will open Europe's first organized haven for ex-priests: a 17-room house in the village of Velp. near Arnhem. To be known as the Wartburg. in memory of the castle where Martin Luther found...

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