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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Munich and Freising

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Munich and Freising
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. 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.

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.

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 since was elected as Pope Benedict XVI.

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"Hello, I am traveling to Munich on May 18th for a few days. I am staying at the Bayerischer Hof Munich hotel. I'm not sure what day we leave to Berlin after. Many in the group I will be with are probably not Catholic, and I would love to go to a Catholic mass. I am trying to best plan my day and see St Peter's church and/or St. Michael's church. I do not know any German and I don't know where to start. I know that Munich is more Catholic and I would love to experience the Catholic perspective from my German brothers and sisters. I am a single female that although in a group, will probably travel alone in my mass attendance and other Catholic sightings. Is there a walkable way to get to either church from my hotel so I can safely return and meet up with my group after I am done? How late is the church open and does it have Adoration in case I can't make a daily mass? Thank you so much for your help and kindness. Elizabeth " (posted 12/27/2016)

Unfortunately I can not answer your question, I'm not Catholic and am not versed in religious issues.
Answer provided by Gerd Thomas on 01/02/2017
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