Diocese of Copenhagen

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This article is about the Evangelical Lutheran dicosese. For the Roman Catholic body, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Copenhagen.
Diocese of Copenhagen
Københavns Stift
Rundetårn view 2 new version.jpg
The Cathedral of Copenhagen seen from Rundetårn
Country Denmark
Denomination Church of Denmark
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady in Copenhagen
Current leadership
Bishop Peter Skov-Jakobsen
Emeritus Bishops Erik 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]

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