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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cologne

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cologne
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cologne

The Archdiocese of Cologne (Latin: Archidioecesis Coloniensis; German: Erzbistum Köln) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in western North Rhine-Westphalia and northern Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany.

The Electorate of Cologne - not to be confused with the larger Archdiocese of Cologne (see map on the left) - was one of the major ecclesiastical principalities of the Holy Roman Empire. The city of Cologne as such became a free city in 1288 and the archbishop eventually moved his residence from Cologne Cathedral to Bonn to avoid conflicts with the Free City, which escaped his jurisdiction.

After 1795, the archbishopric's territories on the left bank of the Rhine were occupied by France, and were formally annexed in 1801. The Reichsdeputationshauptschluss of 1803 secularized the rest of the archbishopric, giving the Duchy of Westphalia to the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt. Cologne was, however, reestablished as the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop in 1824, and is an archdiocese to the present day.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archdiocese_of_Cologne ]

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"Greetings from America. Would you be able to give me the contact information for Heilige Cross (Holy Cross) Church in Weissenburg or Weissenburgstrasse Germany. Thank you. " (posted 11/17/2016)

I'm unfortunately not so informed. There is a website www.erzbistum-koeln.de as can'man probably all read. So it will be with the other dioceses in Germany Yours sincerely E. Aussem
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The Holy Kreuzkiche in Weißenburg lies somewhere in Bavaria, Wikipaedia know more. Greetings from Cologne P.Schauerte-Lüke
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