Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Munich and Freising

The Archdiocese of Munich and Freising (German: Erzbistum München und Freising, Latin: Archidioecesis Monacensis et Frisingensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Bavaria, Germany.[1][2] It is governed by the Archbishop of Munich and Freising, who administers the see from the co-cathedral in Munich, the Frauenkirche, which is never called in German Munich Cathedral. The other, much older co-cathedral is Freising Cathedral.

Archdiocese of Munich and Freising

Archidioecesis Monacensis et Frisingensis

Erzbistum München und Freising
Frauenkirche Munich - View from Peterskirche Tower2.jpg
Frauenkirche, Munich
Wappen Erzbistum München und Freising seit 2013.svg
Location
Country Germany
Ecclesiastical provinceMunich and Freising
Statistics
Area11,998 km2 (4,632 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
Increase 3,749,860
Decrease 1,722,180 (Decrease 45.9%)
Parishes747
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established739
CathedralFrauenkirche
Co-cathedralFreising Cathedral
Patron saintSt. Corbinian
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopReinhard Marx
Archbishop of Munich and Freising
Auxiliary BishopsWolfgang Bischof, Bernhard Haßlberger
Bishops emeritusFriedrich Wetter, Franz Dietl
Map
Karte Erzbistum Muenchen-Freising.png
Website
erzbistum-muenchen-und-freising.de
Freising Cathedral
The Freising Cathedral's pipe organ
Palais Holnstein, the Archbishop's residence

The see was canonically erected in about 739 by Saint Boniface as the Diocese of Freising and later became a prince-bishopric. The diocese was dissolved in 1803 following the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, although a titular bishop ruled until April 1, 1818, when Pope Pius VII elevated the diocese to an archdiocese with its new seat in Munich, rather than Freising.

The archdiocese is divided into forty deaneries with 758 parishes. Its suffragan bishops are the Bishop of Augsburg, the Bishop of Passau, and the Bishop of Regensburg.

The most famous archbishop was Joseph Ratzinger, who was elected as Pope Benedict XVI.

The residence of the Archbishops of Munich and Freising is the Palais Holnstein in Munich.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of München und Freising" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016

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Coordinates: 48°08′19″N 11°34′26″E / 48.13861°N 11.57389°E / 48.13861; 11.57389