Germany's Catholic Church will deny worshippers the right to Holy Communion and religious burials if people do not pay a special church tax.
A newly-enforced German bishops' decree says anyone failing to pay the tax - an extra 8% of their income tax bill - will no longer be considered a Catholic.
All people in Germany must pay this tax if they want to worship in either Catholic or protestant churches, or Jewish synagogues.
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