General facts

The diocese is divided into nine deaneries with 97 parishes. There or at the Schmiedeberg youth centre young people regularly meet to talk and pray. They also meet once a year at the Diocesan Youth Conference in the Benedictine monastery of Wechselburg near Chemnitz with its Roman Basilica of the Holy Cross. The destination of the youth pilgrimage of Our Lady is Rosenthal in Lusatia. During Lent, the young people participate in the ecumenical Way of the Cross together with Protestant Christians, who account for approximately 20 per cent of the population. Denominational kindergartens and schools are attended by both. An ecumenical pilgrimage trail that passes through Saxony and Thuringia is, in fact, part of the old pilgrimage trail of Saint Jacob.

Cathedral patronage Ss. Trinitatis
Patron saint of the diocese: St. Benno
Circumference of the area: 16,934 qkm
Inhabitants: approx. 4,400,000
Catholics: approx. 141,000
Parishes: 97
Priests acting in the diocese: 138
Christenings in the year 2014: 962


Bistum Dresden-Meissen
Bischoefliches Ordinariat
Kaethe-Kollwitz-Ufer 84
01309 Dresden
Tel.: 49 351 3364-600
Fax: 49 351 3364-791

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