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Diocese of

Limburg

Germany Germany

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 6,184 km²

Population: 623,956 Catholics (25.2% of 2,480,000 total) (2017)

Statistics: 135 parishes, 440 priests (252 diocesan, 188 religious), 73 deacons, 790 lay religious (243 brothers, 547 sisters), 14 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: Köln

Neighbouring Dioceses: Trier (↙), Köln (↖), Paderborn (↑), Fulda (→), Mainz (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Hl. Georg (April 23)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 11

Address: Roßmarkt 4, 65549 Limburg, Germany

Phone: (06431) 295-0

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History


Special Churches

Trier (↙), Köln (↖), Paderborn (↑), Fulda (→), Mainz (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.07.01 – ...):Bishop Georg Bätzing (58)Bishop Georg Bätzing (58)
Auxiliary Bishop (2009.06.15 – ...):Bishop Thomas Löhr (67)Bishop Thomas Löhr (67)

Titular Bishop of Diana

Ordinaries

Bishops of Limburg (Roman Rite)

Bishop Georg Bätzing (58)Bishop Georg Bätzing (58)Permalink
(2016.07.01 – ...)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany)

Congrega in unum

Born:1961.04.13 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1987.07.18
Consecrated Bishop:2016.09.18

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) (2016.07.01 – ...)

Bishop Manfred Grothe (80)Bishop Manfred Grothe (80)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.03.26 – 2016.07.01)

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst (59)Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst (59)Permalink
(2007.11.28 – 2014.03.26)

Delegate for catechesis of Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization
Bishop emeritus of Limburg (Germany)

In Christo baptizati, Christum induistis

Born:1959.11.20 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1985.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:2004.01.18

Titular Bishop of Girus Tarasii (2003.11.14 – 2007.11.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany) (2003.11.14 – 2007.11.28)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) (2007.11.28 – 2014.03.26)

Delegate for catechesis of Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization (2014.12.05 – ...)

Bishop Franz Kamphaus (87)Bishop Franz Kamphaus (87)Permalink
(1982.05.03 – 2007.02.02)

Bishop emeritus of Limburg (Germany)

Evangelizare pauperibus

Born:1932.02.02 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1959.02.21
Consecrated Bishop:1982.06.13

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) (1982.05.03 – 2007.02.02)

Bishop Wilhelm KempfPermalink
(1949.05.28 – 1981.08.10)

Testimonium veritati

Born:1906.08.10 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1932.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1949.07.25
Died:1982.10.09 († 76)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) ([1949.05.03] 1949.05.28 – 1981.08.10)

Undersecretary of Central Commission for the Coordination of the Postconciliar Work and the Interpretation of Conciliar Resolutions (1962 – 1967)

Bishop Ferdinand DirichsPermalink
(1947.09.24 – 1948.12.27)

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1894.11.24 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1922.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1947.11.21
Died:1948.12.27 († 54)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) (1947.09.24 – 1948.12.27)

Bishop Antonius HilfrichPermalink
(1930.10.30 – 1947.02.05)

Opera mea regi

Born:1873.10.03 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1898.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1930.06.05
Died:1947.02.05 († 73)

Titular Bishop of Sebastopolis (1930.03.31 – 1930.10.30)

Coadjutor Bishop of Limburg (Germany) (1930.03.31 – 1930.10.30)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) (1930.10.30 – 1947.02.05)

Bishop Augustinus KilianPermalink
(1913.06.04 – 1930.10.30)

Deus fortitudo mea

Born:1856.11.01 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1881.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1913.09.08
Died:1930.10.30 († 73)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) ([1913.01.22] 1913.06.04 – 1930.10.30)

Bishop Dominikus Willi, O. Cist.Permalink
(1898.07.22 – 1913.01.06)

Patienter et constanter

Born:1844.04.20 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1867.05.12
Consecrated Bishop:1898.09.08
Died:1913.01.06 († 68)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) ([1898.06.15] 1898.07.22 – 1913.01.06)

Bishop Karl KleinPermalink
(1886.09.25 – 1898.02.06)

Born:1819.01.11 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1841.11.04
Consecrated Bishop:1886.11.04
Died:1898.02.06 († 79)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) (1886.09.25 – 1898.02.06)

Archbishop Johannes Christian RoosPermalink
(1885.03.27 – 1886.07.27)

Born:1826.04.28 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1853.08.22
Consecrated Bishop:1885.05.17
Died:1896.10.22 († 70)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) ([1885.02.19] 1885.03.27 – 1886.07.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) ([1886.06.02] 1886.07.27 – 1896.10.22)

Bishop Peter Joseph BlumPermalink
(1842.05.23 – 1884.12.30)

Born:1808.04.18 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1832.03.28
Consecrated Bishop:1842.10.02
Died:1884.12.30 († 76)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) ([1842.01.20] 1842.05.23 – 1884.12.30)

Bishop Johann Wilhelm BauschPermalink
(1834.09.30 – 1840.04.09)

Born:1774.03.17 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1797.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1835.01.25
Died:1840.04.09 († 66)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) ([1834.01.08] 1834.09.30 – 1840.04.09)

Bishop Jakob BrandPermalink
(1827.05.21 – 1833.10.26)

Born:1776.06.28 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1802.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:1827.10.21
Died:1833.10.26 († 57)

Bishop of Limburg (Germany) (1827.05.21 – 1833.10.26)

Former Prelates


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