Catholic Church in Denmark
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The Roman Catholic Church has been present in the area that now constitutes the Kingdom of Denmark since Saint Ansgar in the 9th century initiated a Danish mission. However, the Lutheran Reformation in 1536 meant an end to Roman Catholicism in Denmark for nearly a century and a half. In 1682, it was re-recognized by the Danish state, along with the Reformed Church and Judaism, although conversion to it from Lutheranism remained illegal. The constitution of 1849 provided for religious freedom and the Roman Catholic Church was again allowed to spread in Denmark, but it has never grown to become more than a small minority.
The highest office in the Roman Catholic Church in Denmark has since 1995 been held by bishop Czeslaw Kozon, who participates in the Scandinavian Bishops Conference. Bishop Czeslaw Kozon resides in St. Ansgar's Cathedral, Copenhagen, which is dedicated to the patron saint of Denmark.
- Knud den Hellige (1043–1086) – Danish king and saint.
- Niels Steensen (1638–1686) – a Dane beatified by Pope John Paul II.
- Statistics relating to the Catholic Church in Denmark
- Den Katolske Kirke i Danmark
- Traditional Catholic Rite in Denmark