Römisch-Katholische Kirche

 

Webpage: www.bistum-regensburg.de

Contact: Bischöfliches Ordinariat Regensburg, 0941/597-01, info@bistum-regensburg.de

History:

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide. One of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history of Western civilisation. Headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, its doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed. The Catholic Church is also distinguished by its celebration of the seven sacraments. The Catholic Church teaches that it is the one true church founded by Jesus Christ, that its bishops are the successors of Christ’s apostles, and that the Pope is the successor to Saint Peter. The Church maintains that the doctrine on faith and morals that it declares as definitive is infallible. The Latin Church, the autonomous Eastern Catholic Churches and religious institutes such as the Jesuits, mendicant orders and enclosed monastic orders, reflect a variety of theological emphases in the Church. Of the seven sacraments, the principal one is the Eucharist, celebrated liturgically in Mass. The church teaches that through consecration by a priest, bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ.[14] The Catholic Church practises closed communion, with only baptised members in a state of grace ordinarily permitted to receive it (Wikipedia, 15-th November 2015).

 

A few words from their German Webpage:

Herzlich willkommen im Bistum Regensburg. Erfahren Sie hier Fakten über das Bistum. Machen Sie einen kleinen Rundgang durch den Dom St. Peter. Informieren Sie sich über die Domorgel. Hören Sie Musik bei den Regensburger Domspatzen. Besuchen Sie das Institut Papst Benedikt. Oder informieren Sie sich, wie Laien in der Diözese Regensburg beteiligt sind. Testen Sie auch gerne unsere “Einrichtungen von A-Z”. Gibt es ein wichtiges Stichwort, das Sie nicht gefunden haben? Dann schauen Sie doch im Stichwortverzeichnis oder in unserer Suche nach (www.bistum-regensburg.de vom 15. November 2015).