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Diocese of

Hildesheim

Germany Germany

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 29,021 km²

Population: 611,052 Catholics (11.6% of 5,261,658 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Hamburg

Neighbouring Dioceses: Paderborn (↙), Osnabrück (←), Münster (↖), Hamburg (↑), Berlin (↗), Magdeburg (→), Erfurt (↘), Fulda (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 119 parishes, 327 priests (272 diocesan, 55 religious), 101 deacons, 295 lay religious (64 brothers, 231 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

Address: Domhof 18-21, 31134 Hildesheim, Germany

Phone: (05121) 307-0

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History


Special Churches

Paderborn (↙), Osnabrück (←), Münster (↖), Hamburg (↑), Berlin (↗), Magdeburg (→), Erfurt (↘), Fulda (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.04.06 – ...):Bishop Heiner Wilmer, S.C.I. (57)Bishop Heiner Wilmer, S.C.I. (57)
Auxiliary Bishop (1995.06.19 – ...):Bishop Nikolaus Schwerdtfeger (70)Bishop Nikolaus Schwerdtfeger (70)

Titular Bishop of Fussala

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.12.04 – ...):Bishop Heinz-Günter Bongartz (63)Bishop Heinz-Günter Bongartz (63)

Titular Bishop of Bonusta

Ordinaries

Bishops of Hildesheim (Roman Rite)

Bishop Heiner Wilmer, S.C.I. (57)Bishop Heiner Wilmer, S.C.I. (57)Permalink
(2018.04.06 – ...)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany)

Adjutores gaudii vestri

Born:1961.04.09 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1987.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:2018.09.01

Superior General of Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) (2015.05.25 – 2018.04.06)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (2018.04.06 – ...)

Bishop Norbert Trelle (76)Bishop Norbert Trelle (76)Permalink
(2005.11.29 – 2017.09.09)

Bishop emeritus of Hildesheim (Germany)

Fundamentum est Christus Jesus

Born:1942.09.05 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1968.02.02
Consecrated Bishop:1992.05.01

Titular Bishop of Egnatia (1992.03.25 – 2005.11.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Köln (Germany) (1992.03.25 – 2005.11.29)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (2005.11.29 – 2017.09.09)

Bishop Josef HomeyerPermalink
(1983.08.25 – 2004.08.20)

In mundum universum

Born:1929.08.01 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1958.02.11
Consecrated Bishop:1983.11.13
Died:2010.03.30 († 80)

Secretary General of German Episcopal Conference (1972 – 1983.08.25)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1983.08.25 – 2004.08.20)

President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (1993 – 2006.03)

Bishop Heinrich Maria JanssenPermalink
(1957.02.03 – 1983.12.28)

Ave spes nostra

Born:1907.12.28 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1934.07.29
Consecrated Bishop:1957.05.14
Died:1988.10.07 († 80)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1957.02.03 – 1983.12.28)

Archbishop Joseph Godehard MachensPermalink
(1934.06.22 – 1956.08.14)

Born:1886.08.29 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1911.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1934.07.25
Died:1956.08.14 († 69)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1934.06.22 – 1956.08.14)

Archbishop ad personam (1956 – 1956.08.14)

Bishop Nikolaus BaresPermalink
(1929.01.15 – 1933.12.21)

Veritas et pax

Born:1871.01.24 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1895.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:1929.02.24
Died:1935.03.01 († 64)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1929.01.15 – 1933.12.21)

Bishop of Berlin (Germany) ([1933.10.27] 1933.12.21 – 1935.03.01)

Bishop Joseph ErnstPermalink
(1915.05.26 – 1928.05.05)

Born:1863.11.08 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1886.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:1915.09.26
Died:1928.05.05 († 64)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1915.02.10] 1915.05.26 – 1928.05.05)

Bishop Adolf Bertram (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1906.06.12 – 1914.05.27)

Veritati et caritati

Born:1859.03.14 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1881.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:1906.08.15
Created Cardinal in pectore:1916.12.04
Revealed as Cardinal:1919.12.05
Died:1945.07.06 († 86)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1906.04.26] 1906.06.12 – 1914.05.27)

Bishop of Wrocław (Poland) (1914.05.27 – 1930.08.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Agnese fuori le mura (1919.12.18 – 1945.07.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Wrocław (Poland) (1930.08.13 – 1945.07.06)

Bishop Daniel Wilhelm SommerwerkPermalink
(1871.10.27 – 1905.12.18)

Born:1821.04.21 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1846.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1871.12.31
Died:1905.12.18 († 84)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1871.04.13] 1871.10.27 – 1905.12.18)

Bishop Eduard Jakob WedekinPermalink
(1850.09.30 – 1870.12.25)

Born:1796.12.30 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1821.11.11
Consecrated Bishop:1850.11.24
Died:1870.12.25 († 73)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1849.11.27] 1850.09.30 – 1870.12.25)

Bishop Jakob Joseph WandtPermalink
(1842.05.22 – 1849.10.16)

Born:1780.08.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1805.03.07
Consecrated Bishop:1842.08.14
Died:1849.10.16 († 69)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1841.12.09] 1842.05.22 – 1849.10.16)

Bishop Franz Ferdinand FritzPermalink
(1836.03.10 – 1840.09.06)

Died:1840.09.06

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1836.03.10 – 1840.09.06)

Bishop Godehard Joseph OsthausPermalink
(1829.03.26 – 1835.12.30)

Died:1835.12.30

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1829.03.26 – 1835.12.30)

Bishop Karl Klemens von GrubenPermalink
(1825.08.11 – 1827.07.04)

Born:1764.11.23 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1787.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:1795.09.06
Died:1827.07.04 († 62)

Auxiliary Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1795.06.01 – 1801.07.26)

Titular Bishop of Parium (1795.06.01 – 1825.08.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Köln (Germany) (1801.07.26 – 1824.12.24)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1825.08.11 – 1827.07.04)

Bishop Franz Egon von FürstenbergPermalink
(1789.01.06 – 1825.08.11)

Born:1737.05.10 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1770.11.04
Consecrated Bishop:1788.01.27
Died:1825.08.11 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Derbe (1786.07.24 – 1789.01.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1786.03.07] 1786.07.24 – 1789.01.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1786.06.12] 1786.07.24 – 1789.01.06)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1789.01.06 – 1825.08.11)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1789.01.06 – 1825.08.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Nordic Missions (Germany) (1795 – 1825.08.11)

Bishop Friedrich Wilhelm von WestphalenPermalink
(1763.05.16 – 1789.01.06)

Born:1727.04.05 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1763.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1763.10.23
Died:1789.01.06 († 61)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1763.02.07] 1763.05.16 – 1789.01.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1773.03.01] 1773.06.14 – 1782.12.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Nordic Missions (Germany) (1775 – 1789.01.06)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1782.12.26 – 1789.01.06)

Archbishop Clemens August von BayernPermalink
(1724.08.03 – 1761.02.06)

Born:1700.08.17 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1725.03.04
Consecrated Bishop:1727.11.09
Died:1761.02.06 († 60)

Bishop of Regensburg (Germany) ([1716.03.26] 1716.05.19 – 1719.04.26)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1719.03.26] 1719.04.26 – 1761.02.06)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1719.03.27] 1719.04.30 – 1761.02.06)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1722.05.09] 1722.06.22 – 1723.12.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1723.12.11 – 1761.02.06)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1724.02.05] 1724.08.03 – 1761.02.06)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1728.11.04] 1728.12.23 – 1761.02.06)

Archbishop Joseph Clemens von Bayern (Joseph-Clément de Bavière)Permalink
(1702.08.13 – 1723.12.11)

Candore et constantia

Born:1671.12.05 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1706.12.24
Consecrated Bishop:1707.05.01
Died:1723.12.11 († 52)

Coadjutor Bishop of Regensburg (Germany) ([1683] 1683.07.09 – 1685.11.04)

Coadjutor Bishop of Freising (Germany) ([1684.11.27] 1685.10.06 – 1685.11.04)

Bishop of Freising (Germany) (1685.11.04 – 1694.09.29)

Bishop of Regensburg (Germany) (1685.11.04 – 1694.09.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1688.07.19] 1688.09.20 – 1723.12.11)

Bishop of Liège (Belgium) (1694.04.04 – 1723.12.11)

Coadjutor Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1694.01.18] 1694.06.01 – 1702.08.13)

Bishop of Regensburg (Germany) (1699.05.22 – 1716)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1702.08.13 – 1723.12.11)

Bishop Jobst Edmund von BrabeckPermalink
(1688.11.29 – 1702.08.13)

Born:1619.11.11
Ordained Priest:1667.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:1689.07.02
Died:1702.08.13 († 82)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1688.07.19] 1688.11.29 – 1702.08.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Nordic Missions (Germany) (1697.05.10 – 1702.08.13)

Archbishop Maximilian Heinrich von Bayern (Maximilien-Henri de Bavière)Permalink
(1650.09.13 – 1688.06.03)

Born:1621.10.08 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1651.09.27
Consecrated Bishop:1651.10.08
Died:1688.06.03 († 66)

Coadjutor Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1633.01.18] 1633.11.23 – 1650.09.13)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1642.02.10] 1642.05.17 – 1650.09.13)

Coadjutor Bishop of Liège (Belgium) ([1649.10.19] 1650.07.09 – 1650.09.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1650.09.13 – 1688.06.03)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1650.09.13 – 1688.06.03)

Bishop of Liège (Belgium) (1650.09.13 – 1688.06.03)

Archbishop Ferdinand von Bayern (Ferdinand de Bavière)Permalink
(1612.02.17 – 1650.09.13 not possessed)

Born:1577.10.07 (Germany)
Died:1650.09.13 († 72)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1595.04.19] 1597.01.04 – 1612.02.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Liège (Belgium) ([1601] 1602.04.29 – 1612.02.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1611.01.02] 1611.05.18 – 1612.02.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1611.08.05 – 1612.02.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1612.02.17 – 1650.09.13)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1612.02.17 – 1650.09.13 not possessed)

Bishop of Liège (Belgium) (1612.02.17 – 1650.09.13)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1612.02.18 – 1650.09.13)

Coadjutor Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1612.02.10] 1612.07.05 – 1618.12.13)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1618.12.13 – 1650.09.13)

Archbishop Ernst von Bayern (Ernest de Bavière)Permalink
(1573.10.04 – 1612.02.17)

Born:1554.12.17 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1577.06.19
Died:1612.02.17 († 57)

Bishop of Freising (Germany) ([1566.10.18] 1566.12.23 – 1612.02.17)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1573.03.07] 1573.10.04 – 1612.02.17)

Bishop of Liège (Belgium) ([1581.01.30] 1581.04.03 – 1612.02.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1583.06.02] 1583.10.07 – 1612.02.17)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1585.05.18] 1585.11.27 – 1612.02.17)

Bishop Burchard von ObergPermalink
(1557.03.31 – 1573.02.23)

Died:1573.02.23

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1557.03.31 – 1573.02.23)

Bishop Friedrich von DänemarkPermalink
(1554.07.06 – 1556.10.27)

Born:1532.04.13
Died:1556.10.27 († 24)

Bishop of Schleswig (Germany) (1551 – 1556.10.27)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1554.07.06 – 1556.10.27)

Bishop Valentin von TeutlebenPermalink
(1538.01.11 – 1551.04.28)

Died:1551.04.28

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1538.01.11 – 1551.04.28)

Bishop Otto von SchauenburgPermalink
(1531 – 1537)

Born:1517
Died:1576.12.21 († 59)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1531 – 1537)

Bishop Balthasar MerklinPermalink
(1530.03.09 – 1531.05.28)

Born:1479 (Germany)
Consecrated Bishop:1530.07.03
Died:1531.05.28 († 52)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1527.05.06] 1530.03.09 – 1531.05.28)

Bishop of Konstanz (Germany) ([1527.09] 1530.03.09 – 1531.05.28)

Bishop Johannes von Sachsen-LauenburgPermalink
(1504.07.13 – 1527.11.20)

Born:1483
Died:1527.11.20 († 44)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1504.07.13 – 1527.11.20)

Bishop Erich von Sachsen-LauenburgPermalink
(1502.05.21 – 1504)

Born:1472
Died:1522.10.10 († 50)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1502.05.21 – 1504)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1508.02.24 – 1522.10.10)

Bishop Berthold von LandsbergPermalink
(1480.09.25 – 1502.05.04)

Died:1502.05.04

Bishop of Verden (Germany) (1470.05.19 – 1502.05.04)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1480.09.25 – 1502.05.04)

Bishop Henning von HausPermalink
(1472.01.15 – 1481)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1472.01.15 – 1481)

Bishop Ernst von SchauenburgPermalink
(1458.03.24 – 1471.07.23)

Died:1471.07.23

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1458.03.24 – 1471.07.23)

Bishop Bernhard von Braunschweig-LüneburgPermalink
(1452.10.20 – 1458)

Died:1464

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1452.10.20 – 1458)

Bishop Magnus von Sachsen-LauenburgPermalink
(1424.05.10 – 1452.09.21)

Born:1390
Died:1452.09.21 († 62)

Bishop of Kamień (Poland) (1410.03.14 – 1424.05.10)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1424.05.10 – 1452.09.21)

Bishop Johann von HoyaPermalink
(1399.02.14 – 1424.05.12)

Born:1355
Died:1424.05.12 († 69)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1394.09.07 – 1399.02.14)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) ([1398.11.30] 1399.02.14 – 1424.05.12)

Bishop Gerhard von BergPermalink
(1365.08.20 – 1398.11.15)

Died:1398.11.15

Bishop of Verden (Germany) (1364.05.27 – 1365.08.20)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1365.08.20 – 1398.11.15)

Bishop Johann Schadland, O.P.Permalink
(1363.03.22 – 1365.08.20)

Born:1311
Died:1373.04.01 († 62)

Bishop of Chełmno (Poland) (1360 – 1363.03.22)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1363.03.22 – 1365.08.20)

Bishop of Worms (Germany) (1365.08.20 – 1370)

Bishop of Augsburg (Germany) (1371.06.16 – 1372.04)

Bishop Enrico di Brunswick-LuneburgPermalink
(1331.08.28 – 1363.02.06)

Died:1363.02.06

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1331.08.28 – 1363.02.06)

Bishop Ottone di WoldenbergPermalink
(1319.05.23 – 1331.08.03)

Died:1331.08.03

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1319.05.23 – 1331.08.03)

Bishop Enrico di WoldenbergPermalink
(1310.09.06 – 1318.09.21)

Died:1318.09.21

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1310.09.06 – 1318.09.21)

Bishop Sigfrido di QuerfurtPermalink
(1279.07.18 – 1310.04.27)

Died:1310.04.27

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1279.07.18 – 1310.04.27)

Bishop Ottone di Brunswick-LüneburgPermalink
(1260.10.09 – 1279.07.04)

Died:1279.07.04

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1260.10.09 – 1279.07.04)

Bishop Giovanni di BrakelPermalink
(1257.09 – 1260.09.15)

Died:1260.09.15

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1257.09 – 1260.09.15)

Bishop Enrico di WernigerodePermalink
(1246.02 – 1257.05.25)

Died:1257.05.25

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1246.02 – 1257.05.25)

Bishop Corrado di RiesenbergPermalink
(1221.09.03 – 1246)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1221.09.03 – 1246)

Bishop Sigfrido di LichtenbergPermalink
(1216 – 1221.01.26)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1216 – 1221.01.26)

Bishop HartbertPermalink
(1199 – 1216.03.21)

Died:1216.03.21

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1199 – 1216.03.21)

Bishop Corrado di QuerfurtPermalink
(1194? – 1198.06)

Died:1202.12.04

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1194? – 1198.06)

Bishop of Würzburg (Germany) (1198.06 – 1202.12.04)

Bishop BernonePermalink
(1190 – 1194.10.28)

Died:1194.10.28

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1190 – 1194.10.28)

Bishop AdelogPermalink
(1171.06 – 1190.09.20)

Died:1190.09.20

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1171.06 – 1190.09.20)

Bishop ErmannoPermalink
(1162 – 1170.07.10)

Died:1170.07.10

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1162 – 1170.07.10)

Bishop BrunonePermalink
(1153? – 1362.10.18)

Died:1362.10.18

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1153? – 1362.10.18)

Bishop BernardoPermalink
(1130? – 1153)

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1130? – 1153)

Bishop Bertoldo di AlvenslebenPermalink
(1119.10.31 – 1130.03.14)

Died:1130.03.14

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1119.10.31 – 1130.03.14)

Bishop Udo di Gleichen-RheinhausenPermalink
(1079 – 1114.10.19)

Died:1114.10.19

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1079 – 1114.10.19)

Bishop HeziloPermalink
(1054 – 1079.08.05)

Died:1079.08.05

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1054 – 1079.08.05)

Bishop AzelinPermalink
(1044 – 1054.03.08)

Died:1054.03.08

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1044 – 1054.03.08)

Bishop DithmarPermalink
(1038.08.20 – 1044.11.14)

Died:1044.11.14

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1038.08.20 – 1044.11.14)

Saint Bishop GottardoPermalink
(1022.12.02 – 1038.05.05)

Died:1038.05.05

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (1022.12.02 – 1038.05.05)

Saint Bishop BernoardoPermalink
(993.01.15 – 1022.11.20)

Died:1022.11.20

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (993.01.15 – 1022.11.20)

Bishop GerdagPermalink
(990.01.19 – 992.12.07)

Died:992.12.07

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (990.01.19 – 992.12.07)

Bishop OsdagPermalink
(985 – 989.11.08)

Died:989.11.08

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (985 – 989.11.08)

Bishop OtwinPermalink
(954 – 984.12.01)

Died:984.12.01

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (954 – 984.12.01)

Bishop DiethardPermalink
(928 – 954.09.13)

Died:954.09.13

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (928 – 954.09.13)

Bishop SehardPermalink
(919 – 928.10.10)

Died:928.10.10

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (919 – 928.10.10)

Bishop ValdbertoPermalink
(909? – 919.11.03)

Died:919.11.03

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (909? – 919.11.03)

Bishop WigbertPermalink
(880 – 903.11.01)

Died:903.11.01

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (880 – 903.11.01)

Bishop MarquardPermalink
(874.11 – 880.02.02)

Died:880.02.02

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (874.11 – 880.02.02)

Bishop Alfredo (Altfrido)Permalink
(851 – 874.08.15)

Died:874.08.15

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (851 – 874.08.15)

Bishop EbbonePermalink
(847 – 851.03.20)

Died:851.03.20

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (847 – 851.03.20)

Bishop RimbertoPermalink
(834 – 835.02.12)

Died:835.02.12

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (834 – 835.02.12)

Bishop GuntariPermalink
(815 – 834.07.05)

Died:834.07.05

Bishop of Hildesheim (Germany) (815 – 834.07.05)

Former Prelates


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