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When In Cologne . . .

Members of the Diocesan Synod meeting this week were allowed a little light relief on Wednesday evening (10 June 2015) and given a brief tourist experience.

The Synod is held in an impressive retreat house, Kardinal Schulte Haus in Bensberg on the outskirts of the city – see the distant view above.

Wednesday evening’s coach trip to the city centre included two of the activities that are a must for any visitor to Cologne – a tour of the Cathedral, a magnificent building which is a pilgrim focus because it housed the remains of the Three Wise Men, and a meal in the neighbouring Bierkeller. Our pictures suggest that a good time was had by all and that delegates returned refreshed for the final busy day on the agenda.