Because the St. St. Hedwig's Cathedral is being renovated, it will soon be closed for a longer period of time. Berlin's Archbishop Koch celebrates the last pontifical mass there on Amption Day for the time being – with relief and regret, as he says in an interview.
our siteHow will the last pontifical mass in the St. Looking at St. Hedwig's Cathedral? Will that be special today?
Heiner Koch (Archbishop of Berlin): First of all, it is special because it is the Solemnity of the Amption of Mary into Heaven – for us a very important feast that indicates that we have a future ahead of us, that God is waiting for us, that we have a home to which we are on our way. This is a great message – especially in a city that is often out of touch with this dimension.