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(suffragans) Boniface, acting as papal legate, created four Bavarian dioceses in 739: Freising, Salzburg, Passau, and Regensburg. At Charlemagne’s request Salzburg was elevated to metropolitan status in 798 and Arn became the first Bavarian archbishop.

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