To church as if for an espresso

To church as if for an espresso

In "godless Berlin," writer Franz-Josef Wagner goes to church "like for an espresso". He still feels a connection to the church.

Franz-Josef Wagner (76), Axel Springer columnist and writer, says he still feels connected to the church. "The church was the highlight of my childhood week," he told the "Suddeutsche Zeitung" in an interview. Even today, "in this godless Berlin," he goes to the Catholic church: "I'm there for ten minutes, as if for an espresso." Asked if he was going to confession, Wagner explained:

"Nah, that's what I do in my 'post'." The column "Post von Wagner" can be read every weekday in the "Bild" newspaper.

"We were all lonely children."

About his time in the boarding school of the Regensburger Domspatzen, the journalist said, he was beaten there, "but that was normal at that time. I was lucky not to have been sexually abused."At the time, he noticed "that some of the boys were favorites of the prefect," Wagner added: "They were allowed to go home earlier, they got better grades. We were all lonely children."

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