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Images of the Pope’s Old Cathedral

July 19, 2009

Katerina and I took these pictures of the Frauenkirche, which is the cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, when we were in Germany last May.  You’ll notice the wonderful plaque commemorating Pope Benedict XVI’s tenure as archbishop.  The interior of the church is a bit austere, but that is easily explained by the bombing it took during World War II and its subsequent restoration.

One thing that made quite an impression on us was Mass attendance in Germany–German Catholics go to church!  We attended several weekday and Sunday Masses in four different German cities, each time a different church, and the pews were packed.IMG_0287IMG_0286IMG_0250


  1. Mark DeFrancisis permalink
    July 19, 2009 11:24 pm

    Great pictures! Thank you for sharing.

  2. July 20, 2009 7:07 am

    Thanks that you mentioned that we do go to church. Though we are experiencing a big decline in membership and transition towards a church of convinced rather than cultural Catholics, those who go love to go to church!

  3. July 21, 2009 11:28 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

  4. JohnH permalink
    July 23, 2009 3:30 pm

    Very nice! I visited there two years ago, and likewise noted the large numbers at Mass.

    I was told by somebody there that a good number of Catholics do not state so officially so as to not pay the Church Tax (I have no idea if this is true or not) so the numbers of Catholics are under reported.

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