This week, Rev. Herman Hegger will open Europe’s first organized haven for ex-priests, because says he: “A priest who wants to break with the Roman Catholic Church is helpless.”

“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‚Ķ