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Churches and Religious Communities

About 250 communities of faith are at home in Berlin.

Christian communities

​About 943,000 Berliners or 27.2 percent of the population belong to one of the two major Christian denominations.

At about 612,000, the Protestant church has the largest membership.

About 331,000 Berliners belong to the Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Berlin. The seat of the Archdiocese is St. Hedwig's Cathedral in Berlin-Mitte, which was consecrated in 1773.

An additional about 90,000 Berliners belong to one of the other Christian confessions:

  • Free Protestant churches
  • Protestant church congregations of foreign nationals
  • Orthodox churches
  • Other Christian communities

(Source: Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office (Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg) 2015 - Data from 2014)

Religious associations and initiatives

The religious associations and initiatives in the Berlin region facilitate community and coexistence in a spirit of tolerance in contemporary urban life.

Ecumenical Council of Berlin-Brandenburg (Ökumenischer Rat Berlin-Brandenburg)