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Soccer suicide

German Lutherans mourned with their country after Robert Enke, a top goalkeeper for the national soccer team, committed suicide in November. Lutheran Bishop Margot Kaessman, first female head of the nation's Protestants, conducted the funeral service for Enke, who struggled with depression and had lost a 2-year-old daughter to a heart disorder in 2006.


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