A German institution, the Katholikentag is a success story: for more than 160 years, it has convened Catholics and the faithful of all denominations in dialogue. The Katholikentag is political, spiritual, communicative and colourful. In May 2016 it was held in Leipzig for the 100th time. The Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), in conjunction with the Diocese of Dresden-Meißen, presented a richly varied programme for young people, adults, people with handicaps, families and senior citizens, for the faithful and for those who have lost contact with the Church alike. For five days, Leipzig hosted more than 40,000 participants from throughout Germany and from all over the world.
Visitors to the Katholikentag can expect an atmosphere of liturgical services and roundtable discussions, of prayer and festival. With large open-air concerts, and performances in the minor arts, theatre and cabaret on the city’s stages, Katholikentag traditionally attracts large crowds of day guests from the surrounding region.
The 101st Katholikentag will take place in Münster from 9th to 13th May 2018. We will provide further information as soon as possible.