Association of the Dioceses of Germany

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The Association of Dioceses of Germany (VDD) is the union of the German dioceses for the performance of common tasks in the legal and economic area with its seat in Bonn .

The association is headed by the chairman of the German Bishops' Conference and is a corporation under public law . It was founded at the spring assembly of the German bishops in Stuttgart in 1968.

The Institute for State Church Law of the Dioceses of Germany in Bonn is assigned to the association.

VDD grants help - also within the scope of the financial equalization between the participating dioceses - especially the East German dioceses to finance their budgets.

The publishing group Weltbild was owned by the VDD until June 30, 2014.

A structural reform came into force on November 1, 2019, according to which the VDD has the following organs according to § 4 of the statutes:

  • General Assembly
  • Association Council
  • executive Director

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Association of the Dioceses of Germany as legal entity of the German Bishops' Conference: Tasks of the VDD
  2. Birgit-Sara Fabianek, Thomas Seiterich-Kreuzkamp: And forgive us our debts. The financial policy of the Catholic Church and its secrets. publik-forum, Oberursel 2006, ISBN 3-88095-154-3 , p. 90.
  3. ^ The Association of Dioceses of Germany (VDD). In: June 25, 2020, accessed July 26, 2020 .