(The Local) Chancellor Angela Merkel has for the first time publicly spoken about her Christian faith, which she has always held to be a personal, private matter, despite being leader of the Christian Democratic Union.
“I am a member of the evangelical church. I believe in God and religion is also my constant companion, and has been for the whole of my life,” she said on a videoblog when answering questions from a theology student.
“We as Christians should above all not be afraid of standing up for our beliefs,” she added.
The structure of the world relating to belief was a, “framework for my life that I consider very important,” she said.