Diocese of Copenhagen

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Diocese of Copenhagen

Københavns Stift
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The Cathedral of Copenhagen seen from Rundetårn
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Members467,632 (58.1%)
DenominationChurch of Denmark
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady in Copenhagen
Current leadership
BishopPeter Skov-Jakobsen
Bishops emeritusErik 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 supreme authority of the church is The Queen, and the administrative head is the Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs.

List of Bishops since the Reformation[edit]

Bishops of Zealand until 1922

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