Press offices

The press office of the German Bishops’ Conference and the press offices of all (arch)diocesan ordinariates (administrations) inform the public and the media of current Church affairs.

The responsibilities of the press office of the German Bishops’ Conference include publishing the statements and declarations by the German Bishops’ Conference, doing public relations, preparing interviews and press conferences and providing information on the website of the German Bishops’ Conference. The press office is in charge of the publications issued by the secretariat of the German Bishops’ Conference.

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Pressestelle / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit im Sekretariat der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz
Kaiserstraße 161
53113 Bonn
Tel: +49 (0)228 – 103-214
Fax: +49 (0)228 – 103-254
E-Mail: pressestelle(at)

Public relations

Public relations and advertising play an increasingly important role in the activities of Church institutions and Catholic associations. In addition to the press and public relations work done by the official press offices, there is a growing interest in using modern advertising methods to spread the Gospel. For fund raising purposes, for example, the relief and development agencies of the Church seek professional assistance from external advisers and agencies.


In parishes, too, new types of publicity work are appearing alongside the traditional parish circular. Novelties ranging from personalised letters and special parish events to eye-catching display cases and posters offer boundless scope for the creativity of local enthusiasts. These activities are especially valuable because the target groups can easily establish whether the advertising lives up to the promises.

Pfarrbriefservice (parish circular service) is a website which is supported, among other things, by the German Bishops’ Conference and which helps parishes to create parish circulars.

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