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Diocese of

Brugge

Belgium Belgium

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 3,145 km²

Population: 855,000 Catholics (72.4% of 1,181,015 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mechelen–Brussel

Neighbouring Dioceses: Breda (↗), Gent (→), Tournai (↘), Lille (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Sint-Donatiaan

Statistics: 350 parishes, 62 missions, 654 priests (449 diocesan, 205 religious), 92 deacons, 1,754 lay religious (283 brothers, 1,471 sisters), 10 seminarians (2015)

Address: Bisdom, Heilige-Geest straat 4, B-8000 Brugge, Belgium

Phone: (050) 33.59.05

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Breda (↗), Gent (→), Tournai (↘), Lille (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.10.05 – ...):Bishop Lodewijk Aerts (58)Bishop Lodewijk Aerts (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Brugge (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lodewijk Aerts (58)Bishop Lodewijk Aerts (58)Permalink
(2016.10.05 – ...)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium)

Pretiosus in oculis suis

Born:1959.10.02 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1984.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:2016.12.04

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (2016.10.05 – ...)

Cardinal Jozef De Kesel (70)Bishop Jozef De Kesel (70) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(2010.06.25 – 2015.11.06)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo
Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium)
Military Ordinary of Belgium (Belgium)
President of Episcopal Conference of Belgium

Vobiscum Christianus

Born:1947.06.17 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1972.08.26
Consecrated Bishop:2002.05.26
Created Cardinal:2016.11.19

Titular Bishop of Bulna (2002.03.20 – 2010.06.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium) (2002.03.20 – 2010.06.25)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (2010.06.25 – 2015.11.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen–Brussel (Belgium) (2015.11.06 – ...)

Military Ordinary of Belgium (Belgium) (2015.11.06 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Belgium (2016.01.26 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo (2016.11.19 [2017.03.25] – ...)

Bishop Roger Joseph Vangheluwe (81)Bishop Roger Joseph Vangheluwe (81)Permalink
(1984.12.15 – 2010.04.23)

Bishop emeritus of Brugge (Belgium)

Richt uw ogen op Jezus

Born:1936.11.07 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1963.02.01
Consecrated Bishop:1985.02.03

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1984.12.15 – 2010.04.23)

Bishop Emiel-Jozef De SmedtPermalink
(1952.07.31 – 1984.12.15)

Ministrando

Born:1909.10.30 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1933.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1950.06.29
Died:1995.10.01 († 85)

Titular Bishop of Elusa (1950.05.16 – 1952.07.31)

Auxiliary Bishop of Mechelen (Belgium) (1950.05.16 – 1952.07.31)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1952.07.31 – 1984.12.15)

Vice-President of Secretariat for Christian Unity (1964 – 1970)

Bishop Henri LamiroyPermalink
(1931.12.18 – 1952.05.10)

In caritate Christi

Born:1883.08.29 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1909.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1929.10.14
Died:1952.05.10 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Lamus (1929.08.06 – 1931.12.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1929.08.06 – 1931.12.18)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1931.12.18 – 1952.05.10)

Bishop Gustave Joseph WaffelaertPermalink
(1895.06.28 – 1931.12.18)

Duc nos quo tendimus

Born:1847.08.27 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1870.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1895.07.25
Died:1931.12.18 († 84)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1895.06.28 – 1931.12.18)

Bishop Pierre de BrabanderePermalink
(1894.05.18 – 1895.03.31)

In te confido

Born:1828.09.25 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1853.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1894.06.11
Died:1895.03.31 († 66)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1894.05.18 – 1895.03.31)

Bishop Johan Joseph FaictPermalink
(1864.09.22 – 1894.01.04)

In fide et caritate

Born:1813.05.22 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1838.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:1864.10.18
Died:1894.01.04 († 80)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1864.09.22 – 1894.01.04)

Bishop Joannes-Baptista MalouPermalink
(1848.12.11 – 1864.03.23)

In cruce salus

Born:1809.06.30 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1834.11.02
Consecrated Bishop:1849.05.01
Died:1864.03.23 († 54)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1848.12.11 – 1864.03.23)

Bishop François-René BoussenPermalink
(1834.05.27 – 1848.01.01)

Sequere me

Born:1774.12.02 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1805.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1833.01.27
Died:1848.01.01 († 73)

Titular Bishop of Ptolemais (1832.12.17 – 1834.06.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1832.12.17 – 1834.06.23)

Apostolic Administrator of West-Vlaanderen (Belgium) (1833.01.21 – 1834.05.27)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1834.05.27 – 1848.01.01)

Apostolic Administrators of West-Vlaanderen (Roman Rite)

Bishop François-René BoussenPermalink
(1833.01.21 – 1834.05.27)

(see above)

Bishops of Brugge (Roman Rite)

Bishop Felix BrenartPermalink
(1777.05.12 – 1794.10.26)

Sine minerva nihil

Born:1720.09.23 (Belgium)
Consecrated Bishop:1777.06.29
Died:1794.10.26 († 74)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1777.05.12 – 1794.10.26)

Bishop Jan-Robert CaimoPermalink
(1754.04.01 – 1775.12.22)

Candide et fideliter

Born:1711.04.21 (Belgium)
Died:1775.12.22 († 64)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1754.04.01 – 1775.12.22)

Bishop Jan-Baptist de CastillonPermalink
(1743.05.20 – 1753.06.26)

Comite candore

Born:1680.09.21 (Belgium)
Died:1753.06.26 († 72)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1742.09.24 – 1743.05.20)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1743.05.20 – 1753.06.26)

Bishop Hendrik Jozef van SusterenPermalink
(1716.01.25 – 1742.02.24)

Ut prosim

Born:1668.07.22 (Netherlands)
Consecrated Bishop:1716.03.22
Died:1742.02.24 († 73)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1716.01.25 – 1742.02.24)

Bishop Willem BasseryPermalink
(1690.11.13 – 1706.06.18)

Born:1642.09.29 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1672
Consecrated Bishop:1681
Died:1706.06.18 († 63)

Vicar Apostolic of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) (1681.12.16 – 1690.11.13)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1690.11.13 – 1706.06.18)

Archbishop Humbertus Guilielmus de PrecipianoPermalink
(1682.12.07 – 1690.05.08)

Non in gladio sed in nomine Domini

Born:1627.09.12 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1683.03.21
Died:1711.06.09 († 83)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1682.12.07 – 1690.05.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen (Belgium) ([1689.07.12] 1690.05.08 – 1711.06.09)

Bishop François de BaillencourtPermalink
(1669.08 – 1681.11.03)

Fulciat

Born:1610.01.15 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1635.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1671.06.28
Died:1681.11.03 († 71)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1669.08 – 1681.11.03)

Bishop Robert de HayninPermalink
(1661.12.19 – 1668.12.10)

In cruce gloria

Died:1668.12.10

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1661.12.19 – 1668.12.10)

Bishop Karel van den BoschPermalink
(1650.04.17 – 1660.03.15)

Crucier ne crucier

Born: (Belgium)
Died:1665.04.05

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1650.04.17 – 1660.03.15)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1660.03.15 – 1665.04.05)

Bishop Nicolaas de HaudionPermalink
(1641.09.16 – 1649.09.24)

Vere et integre

Died:1649.09.24

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1641.09.16 – 1649.09.24)

Bishop Servaas de QuinckerePermalink
(1630.03.18 – 1639.03.13)

Benedicam Dominum omni tempore

Died:1639.03.13

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1630.03.18 – 1639.03.13)

Bishop Denis StoffelsPermalink
(1622.08.08 – 1629.07.06)

Vincit qui patitur

Died:1629.07.06

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1622.08.08 – 1629.07.06)

Bishop Antoon TriestPermalink
(1617.04.03 – 1621.10.25)

Confidenter

Born:1576 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1602
Consecrated Bishop:1617.07.09
Died:1657.05.28 († 81)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1617.04.03 – 1621.10.25)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1621.10.25 – 1657.05.28)

Bishop Karel-Filips de RodoanPermalink
(1603.05.26 – 1616.07.07)

Cœlum non solum

Died:1616.07.07

Bishop of Middelburg (Netherlands) (1600.01.10 – 1603.05.26)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1603.05.26 – 1616.07.07)

Bishop Matthias LambrechtPermalink
(1595.12.20 – 1602.06.01)

Da quod Iubes

Died:1602.06.01

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1595.12.20 – 1602.06.01)

Bishop Remi DrieuxPermalink
(1569.09.16 – 1594.05.12)

Spes mea Christus

Born:1519
Ordained Priest:1543
Consecrated Bishop:1569.11
Died:1594.05.12 († 75)

Bishop of Leeuwarden (Netherlands) (1560.03.15 – 1569.09.16 not possessed)

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1569.09.16 – 1594.05.12)

Bishop Petrus de CortePermalink
(1561.03.10 – 1567.10.16)

Festina lente

Died:1567.10.16

Bishop of Brugge (Belgium) (1561.03.10 – 1567.10.16)

Former Prelates


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