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Diocese of

Gent

Belgium Belgium

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: Mechelen–Brussel

Neighbouring Dioceses: Brugge (←), Breda (↑), Antwerpen (→), Mechelen–Brussel (↘), Tournai (↓)

Patron Saint: Sint-Bavo

Address: Bisdomplein 1, B-9000 Gent, Belgium

Phone: (09) 225.1626

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Brugge (←), Breda (↑), Antwerpen (→), Mechelen–Brussel (↘), Tournai (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2003.12.19 – ...):Bishop Lucas van Looy, S.D.B. (73)Bishop Lucas van Looy, S.D.B. (73)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Gent (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lucas van Looy, S.D.B. (73)Bishop Lucas van Looy, S.D.B. (73)
(2003.12.19 – ...)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium)

In nomine patris

Born:1941.09.28 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1970.09.12
Consecrated Bishop:2004.02.01

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (2003.12.19 – ...)

Bishop Arthur Luysterman (82)Bishop Arthur Luysterman (82)
(1991.12.27 – 2003.12.19)

Bishop emeritus of Gent (Belgium)

Et in terra pax

Born:1932.03.18 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1956.08.26
Consecrated Bishop:1990.10.21

Coadjutor Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1990.07.13 – 1991.12.27)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1991.12.27 – 2003.12.19)

Bishop Leonce Albert van Peteghem
(1964.05.28 – 1991.12.27)

In Deo salutari

Born:1916.10.07 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1940.08.18
Consecrated Bishop:1964.06.29
Died:2004.01.07 († 87)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1964.05.28 – 1991.12.27)

Bishop Karel-Justien Calewaert
(1948.01.28 – 1963.12.28)

Caritate veritatis

Born:1893.10.17 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1922.04.23
Consecrated Bishop:1948.03.08
Died:1963.12.28 († 70)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1948.01.28 – 1963.12.28)

Bishop Honoré Joseph Coppieters
(1927.05.17 – 1947.12.20)

Fide et caritate

Born:1874.03.30 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1896.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1927.05.15
Died:1947.12.20 († 73)

Titular Bishop of Helenopolis (1927.01.28 – 1927.05.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1927.01.28 – 1927.05.17)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1927.05.17 – 1947.12.20)

Bishop Emile-Joannes Seghers
(1917.03.22 – 1927.05.17)

In cruce salus

Born:1855.09.03 (Belgium)
Died:1927.05.17 († 71)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1917.03.22 – 1927.05.17)

Bishop Antoon Stillemans
(1889.12.30 – 1916)

Vivat Jesus

Born:1832.12.10 (Belgium)
Died:1916.11.09 († 83)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1889.12.30 – 1916)

Titular Bishop of Paphos (1916 – 1916.11.09)

Bishop Hendrik-Frans Bracq
(1865.03.27 – 1888.06.17)

In nomine Domini

Born:1804.02.26 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1827
Consecrated Bishop:1865
Died:1888.06.17 († 84)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1865.03.27 – 1888.06.17)

Bishop Lodewijk-Jozef Delebecque
(1838 – 1864.10.02)

Monstra te esse Matrem

Born:1796.12.07 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1822
Died:1864.10.02 († 67)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1838 – 1864.10.02)

Bishop Jan-Frans Van De Velde
(1829.05.18 – 1838.08.07)

Auxilium meum a domino

Born:1779.09.08 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1802
Consecrated Bishop:1829.11.08
Died:1838.08.07 († 58)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1829.05.18 – 1838.08.07)

Fr. Jacques-Louis de la Brue de Saint-Bauzille
(1813.04.16 – 1814.01)

Died:1814.01

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1813.04.16 – 1814.01)

Bishop Maurice-Jean-Madeleine de Broglie
(1807.08.03 – 1821.07.20)

Born:1766.09.05 (France)
Ordained Priest:1792.03.11
Consecrated Bishop:1805.11.17
Died:1821.07.20 († 54)

Bishop of Acqui (Italy) ([1805.05.19] 1805.09.23 – 1807.08.03)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) ([1807.03.22] 1807.08.03 – 1821.07.20)

Bishop Etienne-André-François de Paule de Fallot de Beaumont de Beaupré
(1802.05.15 – 1807.03.22)

Born:1750.04.01 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1782.12.21
Died:1835.10.27 († 85)

Titular Bishop of Sebastopolis (1782.12.16 – 1786)

Coadjutor Bishop of Vaison (1782.12.16 – 1786)

Bishop of Vaison (1786 – 1790)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) ([1802.04.11] 1802.05.15 – 1807.03.22)

Bishop of Piacenza (Italy) (1807.03.22 – 1817.05.07)

Bishop Ferdinand-Marie de Lobkowitz
(1779.11.22 – 1795.01.29)

Adhærere Deo bonum

Born:1726.12.18 (Austria)
Died:1795.01.29 († 68)

Bishop of Namur (Belgium) (1772.07.27 – 1779.10.31)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1779.11.22 – 1795.01.29)

Bishop Govaart-Geraard van Eersel
(1772.08.05 – 1778.05.24)

Ordinate et provide

Born:1713.12.28 (Belgium)
Died:1778.05.24 († 64)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1772.08.05 – 1778.05.24)

Bishop Maximiliaan-Antoon van der Noot
(1742.12.27 – 1770.09.27)

Respice finem

Born:1685.12.27 (Belgium)
Died:1770.09.27 († 84)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1742.12.27 – 1770.09.27)

Bishop Jan-Baptist de Smet
(1731.08.06 – 1741.09.27)

Cælestia cude arma

Born:1674.02.01 (Belgium)
Died:1741.09.27 († 67)

Bishop of Ieper (1721.02.03 – 1731.08.06)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1731.08.06 – 1741.09.27)

Bishop Philips-Erard van der Noot
(1694.12.04 – 1730.02.03)

Respice finem

Born:1638
Died:1730.02.03 († 92)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1694.12.04 – 1730.02.03)

Bishop Albert van Hornes
(1681.06.15 – 1694.06.04)

Lex tua meditatione mea est

Born:1640
Died:1694.06.04 († 54)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1681.06.15 – 1694.06.04)

Bishop Ignaas-August van Grobbendonck-Schetz
(1679.12.26 – 1680.05.31)

In labore quies

Born:1625
Died:1680.05.31 († 55)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (? – 1669.05.05)

Bishop of Namur (Belgium) (1669.05.05 – 1679.12.26)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1679.12.26 – 1680.05.31)

Bishop Frans van Horenbeke
(1677.07.01 – 1679.01.04)

Facere et docere

Born:1630
Died:1679.01.04 († 49)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1677.07.01 – 1679.01.04)

Bishop Eugeen-Albert d’Allamont
(1666.06.07 – 1673.08.28)

Patiens esto

Born:1609 (Belgium)
Died:1673.08.28 († 64)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1659.03.31 – 1666.06.07)

Apostolic Administrator of ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) (1662.11.08 – 1666.06.07)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1666.06.07 – 1673.08.28)

Bishop Karel van den Bosch
(1660.03.15 – 1665.04.05)

Crucier ne crucier

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 Antoon Triest
(1621.10.25 – 1657.05.28)

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 Jacob Boonen (later Archbishop)
(1616.11.28 – 1621.11.26)

Vince in bono

Born:1573.10.11 (Belgium)
Died:1655.06.30 († 81)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1616.11.28 – 1621.11.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mechelen (Belgium) (1621.11.26 – 1655.06.30)

Bishop Henri François van der Burch (later Archbishop)
(1612.10.01 – 1616.07.08)

Unitas libertatis ars

Born:1567 (Belgium)
Died:1644.05.23 († 77)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1612.10.01 – 1616.07.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cambrai (France) (1616.07.08 – 1644.05.23)

Bishop Karel Maes
(1610.08.18 – 1612.05.21)

Deo duce

Born:1559
Died:1612.05.21 († 53)

Bishop of Ieper (1607.05.21 – 1610.08.18)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1610.08.18 – 1612.05.21)

Bishop Pieter Damant
(1590.06.18 – 1609.09.14)

Deum redama

Died:1609.09.14

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1590.06.18 – 1609.09.14)

Bishop Willem Damasz van der Lindt
(1588.02.12 – 1588.11.02)

Quæ sursum sunt quærite

Born:1525 (Netherlands)
Died:1588.11.02 († 63)

Bishop of Roermond (Netherlands) (1561.08.08 – 1588.02.12)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1588.02.12 – 1588.11.02)

Fr. Mattheus Rucquebusch
(1585 – 1587)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1585 – 1587)

Fr. Jan Fonck
(1585 – 1585)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1585 – 1585)

Bishop Cornelius Janssen
(1565.07.06 – 1576.05.11)

State et Deum redama

Born:1510
Died:1576.05.11 († 66)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1565.07.06 – 1576.05.11)

Fr. Frans Helfault
(1562 – 1564.07)

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1562 – 1564.07)

Fr. Frans van Helfaut
(1562 – 1564)

Died:1564

Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1562 – 1564)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.12.09

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