Central Committee of German Catholics

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Central Committee of German Catholics
Logo of ZdK
Formation 3 October 1848; 169 years ago (1848-10-03)
Region served
c. 230
Leader Thomas Sternberg
Parent organization
Catholic Church
Website http://www.zdk.de/

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. In May 2015 the Central Commiitee of German Catholics voted in favour of Blessing of same-sex unions in Christian churches.[1]

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