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Church of Denmark
The Church of Denmark (Den Danske Folkekirke) is the largest Christian church in Denmark. According to official statistics from January 2002 84.3% of Danes are members of the state church, although less than 5% of their members attend weekly services. The Church of Denmark is a Lutheran body.
Church life is organized in 12 dioceses and around 2,000 parishes.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark is a state church. The Danish parliament, Folketinget, is the legislative authority for the church. The Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs is the highest administrative authority.
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