Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs (Denmark)

Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs of Denmark (Danish: kirkeminister) is a Danish political minister office. The main responsibility of the minister is the Danish People's Church.

Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs
Kirkeminister
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Incumbent
Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen

since 16 August 2021
Ministry for Ecclesiastical Affairs
Member ofthe Folketing
AppointerPrime Minister
Term length4 years
PrecursorKultus Minister
Formation28 April 1916; 105 years ago (1916-04-28)
First holderThorvald. V. Povlsen

The office was created in 1916 when the post Kultus Minister was split up into the posts of Education Minister and Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs. The new Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs also took over the responsibility for culture from the Kultus Minister. In 1961 responsibility for culture was transferred to the Minister for Cultural Affairs.

Since 16 August 2021, Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen holds the post, succeeding Joy Mogensen.[1]

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  1. ^ "Kirkeministeren". Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs. Retrieved 28 December 2017.

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