Diocese of Copenhagen

Diocese of Copenhagen

Københavns Stift
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The Cathedral of Copenhagen seen from Rundetårn
Country Denmark

- Total

Members 467,632 (58.1%)
Denomination Church of Denmark
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady in Copenhagen
Current leadership
Bishop Peter Skov-Jakobsen
Bishops emeritus Erik Norman Svendsen Bishop Emeritus (1992-2009)
Website of the Diocese

The Diocese of Copenhagen (Danish: Københavns Stift) is a diocese within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark. The Bishop of Copenhagen is Peter Skov-Jakobsen, who replaced Erik Normann Svendsen in 2009. The cathedral is the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen.

The Bishop of Copenhagen has a special status as primus inter pares among the Danish bishops, but does not bear the title "archbishop" because he does not hold Metropolitan status. The Bishop of Zealand formerly held this title, until the Diocese of Copenhagen was created in 1922. The supreme authority of the church is The Queen of Denmark, while the administrative head is the Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs.

List of Bishops since the Reformation [ edit ]

Bishops of Zealand until 1922 [ edit ]

Bishops of Copenhagen since 1922 [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

External links [ edit ]

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