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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Freiburg

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Freiburg
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Freiburg

The Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau (Latin Archidioecesis Friburgensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Baden-Württemberg comprising the former states of Baden and Hohenzollern. The Archdiocese of Freiburg is led by an archbishop, Robert Zollitsch, who also serves as the metropolitan bishop of the Upper-Rhine ecclesiastical province for the suffragan dioceses of Mainz and Rottenburg-Stuttgart. Its seat is Freiburg im Breisgau.

In 1821 the Archdiocese of Freiburg was founded out of the Diocese of Constance as well as parts of the Mainz, Straßburg, Worms and Würzburg dioceses. Freiburg pastor Bernhard Boll became the first bishop in 1827. Well known successors were Conrad Gröber and Hermann Schäufele.

Today, church closures are not seen in the archdiocese of Freiburg. The same goes for the consolidation of parishes. The Archdiocese of Freiburg exercises the concept of “unions of pastoral guidance”.

On November 1, 2005 the archbishop Dr. Robert Zollitsch enacted “Pastoral Guidelines” for the first time in the history of the Archdiocese. These guidelines are given the title “Shaping the awakening”.

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"How does the youngster and church now? Is the catholic student/youngster community in Freiburg still exist? if so, how do they deal with the fact that most people now are leaving the church because of the compulsory text, other beliefs, etc? Thank you" (posted 02/18/2015)

Hello questioner, I will try to answer your question, although I'm not quite sure I understood all right. I suspect that the Catholic University (KHG) at the University of Freiburtg with my "catholic student / young art community". The course, exists yet, because the University of Freiburg is very large and has a total of about 25,000 students from Germany and around the world. Among them are certainly many Catholics and some non-Catholics who perceive the worship and other pastoral deals KHG and actively participate in community life. It is true that the Catholic Church in Germany has fallen in recent years very strong criticism and protest have left the church many believers. This had to do with numerous cases of abuse and sexual abuse by priests and attendants, some for decades to "education repertoire" included in a number of Church schools and youth organizations and tolerated by conducting educational and church leaders of institutions and kept secret from the public were. Only in recent years, the true extent of such attacks in children and adolescents has become publicly known and has shocked many people and alienated believers of the Catholic Church. But that does not concern specifically the student communities, but is a development of the whole German church. - I myself have not studied in Freiburg and my study is to find some Jahrzehntze back. So I can not say anything concrete about the activities of the Freiburg student community, but it has a site on which there are quite a few offers for people interested in not necessarily intended only for Catholics. Among them are community evenings, mornings and evenings, prayer, meditation, singing and music, social projects, consulting in crisis situations and much more besides church services. The site is so far only available in German, surely you can find a way to get it translated. Here is the address: you had early contact with the Catholic Hopchschulgemeinde in Freiburg? Sincerely, Anne Kowalski (Vogtsburg)
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