Central Committee of German Catholics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Central Committee of German Catholics
Logo of ZdK
Formation October 3, 1848; 166 years ago (1848-10-03)
Region served
c. 230
Leader Alois Glück
Parent organization
Catholic Church

The Central Committee of German Catholics (German: Zentralkomitee der deutschen Katholiken, ZdK) is lay body comprising representatives of various Catholic organisations in Germany. They organise the Catholic Days in Germany. The organisation is headquartered in Bonn.

Its predecessor, the Catholic Society of Germany (German: Katholische Verein Deutschlands), was founded in 1848 by Charles, 6th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, who served as its first President. In 1952, it was renamed the Central Committee of German Catholics.