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Diocese of

Münster

Germany Germany

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: Köln

Address: Domplatz 27, 48143 Münster, Germany

Phone: (0251) 495-0

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2008.12.19 – ...):Bishop Felix Genn (64)Bishop Felix Genn (64)
Auxiliary Bishop (2001.07.06 – ...):Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers (62)Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers (62)

Titular Bishop of Tulana

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.05.31 – ...):Bishop Dieter Geerlings (67)Bishop Dieter Geerlings (67)

Titular Bishop of Tacapæ

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.05.31 – ...):Bishop Christoph Hegge (52)Bishop Christoph Hegge (52)

Titular Bishop of Sicilibba

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.05.31 – ...):Bishop Wilfried Theising (52)Bishop Wilfried Theising (52)

Titular Bishop of Mina

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.12.03 – ...):Bishop Stefan Zekorn (55)Bishop Stefan Zekorn (55)

Titular Bishop of Aquæ Albæ in Mauretania

Ordinaries

Bishops of Münster (Roman Rite)

Bishop Felix Genn (64)Bishop Felix Genn (64)
(2008.12.19 – ...)

Bishop of Münster (Germany)

Annuntiamus vobis vitam

Born:1950.03.06 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1976.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.30

Titular Bishop of Uzalis (1999.04.16 – 2003.04.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Trier (Germany) (1999.04.16 – 2003.04.04)

Bishop of Essen (Germany) (2003.04.04 – 2008.12.19)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (2008.12.19 – ...)

Bishop Reinhard Lettmann
(1980.01.11 – 2008.03.28)

Christo tuo venienti occurrentes

Born:1933.03.09 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1959.02.21
Consecrated Bishop:1973.02.24
Died:2013.04.16 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Rotaria (1973.01.18 – 1980.01.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1973.01.18 – 1980.01.11)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1980.01.11 – 2008.03.28)

Bishop Heinrich Tenhumberg
(1969.07.07 – 1979.09.16)

Omnia Christo Regi sub tutela Matris

Born:1915.06.04 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1939.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1958.07.20
Died:1979.09.16 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Thuburnica (1958.05.28 – 1969.07.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1958.05.28 – 1969.07.07)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1969.07.07 – 1979.09.16)

Bishop Joseph Höffner (later Cardinal)
(1962.07.09 – 1969.01.06)

Justitia et caritas

Born:1906.12.24 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1932.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1962.09.14
Created Cardinal:1969.04.28
Died:1987.10.16 († 80)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1962.07.09 – 1969.01.06)

Titular Archbishop of Aquileia (1969.01.06 – 1969.02.24)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1969.01.06 – 1969.02.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1969.02.24 – 1987.09.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Andrea della Valle (1969.04.30 – 1987.10.16)

President of German Episcopal Conference (1976 – 1987.10.16)

Bishop Michael Keller
(1947.07.19 – 1961.11.07)

Iter para tutum

Born:1896.02.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1921.11.06
Consecrated Bishop:1947.10.28
Died:1961.11.07 († 65)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1947.07.19 – 1961.11.07)

Blessed Cardinal Clemens August von Galen
(1933.09.05 – 1946.03.22)

Nec laudibus nec timore

Born:1878.03.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1904.05.28
Consecrated Bishop:1933.10.28
Created Cardinal:1946.02.18
Died:1946.03.22 († 68)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1933.09.05 – 1946.03.22)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernardo alle Terme (1946.02.22 – 1946.03.22)

Archbishop Johannes Poggenburg
(1913.07.04 – 1933.01.05)

Crux Christi nostra salus

Born:1862.05.12 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1889.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1913.10.16
Died:1933.01.05 († 70)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1913.05.07] 1913.07.04 – 1933.01.05)

Titular Archbishop of Nicopsis (1930.08.29 – 1933.01.05)

Bishop Felix von Hartmann (later Cardinal)
(1911.07.27 – 1912.12.02)

Nec temere nec timide

Born:1851.12.15 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1874.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1911.10.26
Created Cardinal:1914.05.25
Died:1919.11.11 († 67)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1911.07.27 – 1912.12.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1912.12.02 – 1919.11.11)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni a Porta Latina (1914.05.28 – 1919.11.11)

Bishop Hermann Jakob Dingelstad
(1889.12.30 – 1911.03.06)

Born:1835.03.02 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1859.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1890.02.24
Died:1911.03.06 († 76)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1889.08.15] 1889.12.30 – 1911.03.06)

Bishop Johannes Bernard Brinkmann
(1870.06.27 – 1889.04.13)

Born:1813.02.04 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1839.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1870.10.04
Died:1889.04.13 († 76)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1870.04.06] 1870.06.27 – 1889.04.13)

Bishop Johann Georg Müller
(1847.10.04 – 1870.01.19)

Born:1798.10.15 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1821.09.09
Consecrated Bishop:1845.01.12
Died:1870.01.19 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Thaumaci (1844.07.22 – 1847.10.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Trier (Germany) (1844.07.22 – 1847.10.04)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1847.07.01] 1847.10.04 – 1870.01.19)

Fr. Bernard Georg Kellermann
(1847.03.28 – 1847.03.29)

Born:1776.10.11 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1802.08.02
Died:1847.03.29 († 70)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1846.12.10] 1847.03.28 – 1847.03.29)

Bishop Kaspar Max Droste zu Vischering
(1825.12.17 – 1846.08.03)

Born:1770.07.09 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1793.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1795.09.06
Died:1846.08.03 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Hiericho (1795.06.01 – 1825.12.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1795.06.01 – 1825.12.17)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1825.06.15] 1825.12.17 – 1846.08.03)

Bishop Ferdinand Hermann Maria von Lüninck
(1820.08.28 – 1825.03.18)

Born:1755.02.15 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1795.08.06
Consecrated Bishop:1795.09.06
Died:1825.03.18 († 70)

Bishop of Corvey (Germany) ([1794.12.16] 1795.06.01 – 1820.08.28)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1820.08.28 – 1825.03.18)

Archbishop Maximilian Franz von Österreich
(1784.04.15 – 1801.07.29)

Born:1756.12.08 (Austria)
Ordained Priest:1784.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1785.05.08
Died:1801.07.29 († 44)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1780.08.07] 1780.09.29 – 1784.04.15)

Coadjutor Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1780.08.16] 1780.09.29 – 1784.04.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1784.04.15 – 1801.07.29)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1784.04.15 – 1801.07.29)

Archbishop Maximilian Friedrich von Königsegg
(1762.12.20 – 1784.04.15)

Born:1708.05.13 (Germany)
Consecrated Bishop:1761.08.16
Died:1784.04.15 († 75)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1761.04.06] 1761.07.13 – 1784.04.15)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1762.09.16] 1762.12.20 – 1784.04.15)

Archbishop Clemens August von Bayern
(1719.04.26 – 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)

Bishop Franz Arnold Reichsfreiherr von Wolf-Metternich zur Gracht
(1707.06.08 – 1718.12.25)

Born:1658.05.09 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1703.08.26
Consecrated Bishop:1704.03.09
Died:1718.12.25 († 60)

Titular Bishop of Nicopolis (1703.12.17 – 1704.05.21)

Coadjutor Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1703.09.15] 1703.12.17 – 1704.05.21)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1704.05.21 – 1718.12.25)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1707.06.08 – 1718.12.25)

Bishop Ferdinand Reichsfreiherr von Fürstenberg
(1678.09.19 – 1683.06.26)

Born:1626.10.21 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1659.12.14
Consecrated Bishop:1661.06.06
Died:1683.06.26 († 56)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1661.04.20] 1661.05.30 – 1683.06.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1667.07.19] 1668.04.20 – 1678.09.19)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1678.09.19 – 1683.06.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Upper and Lower Saxony (Germany) (1680.09.02 – 1683.06.26)

Archbishop Ferdinand von Bayern (Ferdinand de Bavière)
(1612.02.18 – 1650.09.13)

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)
(1585.11.27 – 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 Johann Graf von Hoya zu Stolzenau
(1567.07.25 – 1574.04.05)

Born:1529.04.18 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1567.10.04
Consecrated Bishop:1567.10.05
Died:1574.04.05 († 44)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1553.10.05] 1554.03.30 – 1574.04.05)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1566.10.26] 1567.07.25 – 1574.04.05)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1568.02.22] 1568.11.06 – 1574.04.05)

Bishop Franz Graf von Waldeck
(1532.08.16 – 1553.07.15)

Born:1491
Ordained Priest:1540.12.29
Consecrated Bishop:1541.01.01
Died:1553.07.15 († 62)

Bishop of Minden (Germany) ([1530.02.10] 1531.01.18 – 1553.04.23)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1532.06.01] 1532.08.16 – 1553.07.15)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1532.06.11] 1532.08.16 – 1553.07.15)

Fr. Erich Herzog von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen
(1532.03.27 – 1532.05.14)

Born:1478 (Germany)
Died:1532.05.14 († 54)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1508.03.06] 1508.09.06 – 1532.05.14)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1508.11.17] 1509.04.20 – 1532.05.14)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1532.03.27 – 1532.05.14)

Bishop Erich von Sachsen-Lauenburg
(1508.02.24 – 1522.10.10)

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 Konrad Graf von Rietberg
(1497.04.18 – 1508.02.09)

Born:1456
Died:1508.02.09 († 52)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1482.07.13] 1482.11.11 – 1508.02.09)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1497.04.18 – 1508.02.09)

Bishop Walram von Moers
(1450.10.14 – 1456.10.03)

Born:1393 (Germany)
Died:1456.10.03 († 63)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1450.07.15] 1450.10.14 – 1456.10.03)

Bishop Heinrich Graf von Moers
(1425.03.14 – 1450.06.02)

Died:1450.06.02

Bishop of Münster (Germany) ([1424] 1425.03.14 – 1450.06.02)

Apostolic Administrator of Osnabrück (Germany) (1442.01.24 – 1450.06.02)

Bishop Ottone di Hoya
(1392.06.10 – 1424.10.04)

Died:1424.10.04

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1392.06.10 – 1424.10.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Osnabrück (Germany) (1410.07.15 – 1424.10.04)

Bishop Inderico Lupo di Lüdinghausen
(1381.04.28 – 1392.04.09)

Died:1392.04.09

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1381.04.28 – 1392.04.09)

Bishop Johann Potho von Pothenstein
(1379.04.09 – 1381)

Died:1390?

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1379.04.09 – 1381)

Bishop of Schwerin (Germany) (1381 – 1390?)

Bishop Floris van Wevelinkhoven
(1364.04.24 – 1379.11.07)

Born:1315 (Netherlands)
Died:1393.04.04 († 78)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1364.04.24 – 1379.11.07)

Bishop of Utrecht (Netherlands) (1379.11.07 – 1393.04.04)

Bishop Jan van Virneburg (Giovanni di Virneburg)
(1363.06.21 – 1364.04.24)

Died:1371.06.23

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1363.06.21 – 1364.04.24)

Bishop of Utrecht (Netherlands) (1364.04.24 – 1371.06.23)

Bishop Adolf von Mark (later Archbishop)
(1357.11.06 – 1363.06.21)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1357.11.06 – 1363.06.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1363.06.21 – 1364.04.15)

Bishop Ludovico d’Assia
(1310.03.18 – 1357.08.18)

Died:1357.08.18

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1310.03.18 – 1357.08.18)

Bishop Ottone di Rietberg
(1301.04.28 – 1306.10.18)

Died:1306.10.18

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1301.04.28 – 1306.10.18)

Bishop Everardo di Diest
(1275.04.20 – 1301.04.05)

Died:1301.04.05

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1275.04.20 – 1301.04.05)

Bishop Gerardo de la Marca
(1261.01.27 – 1272.08.11)

Died:1272.08.11

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1261.01.27 – 1272.08.11)

Bishop Guglielmo di Holte
(1259 – 1260.12.30)

Died:1260.12.30

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1259 – 1260.12.30)

Bishop Ottone di Lippe
(1248.11.01 – 1259.06.21)

Died:1259.06.21

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1248.11.01 – 1259.06.21)

Bishop Ludolfo di Holte
(1227 – 1248.06.10)

Died:1248.06.10

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1227 – 1248.06.10)

Bishop Teodorico di Isenberg
(1218.07.22 – 1226 deposed)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1218.07.22 – 1226 deposed)

Bishop Ottone di Oldenburg
(1204 – 1218.03.06)

Died:1218.03.06

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1204 – 1218.03.06)

Bishop Ermanno di Katzenelnbogen
(1173 – 1203.06.08)

Died:1203.06.08

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1173 – 1203.06.08)

Bishop Ludovico di Wippra
(1169.11.13 – 1173.12.26)

Died:1173.12.26

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1169.11.13 – 1173.12.26)

Bishop Federico di Are
(1152 – 1168.12.29)

Died:1168.12.29

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1152 – 1168.12.29)

Bishop Werner di Steußlingen
(1132 – 1151.12.07)

Died:1151.12.07

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1132 – 1151.12.07)

Bishop Egberto
(1127 – 1132.01.09)

Died:1132.01.09

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1127 – 1132.01.09)

Bishop Teodorico di Winzenburg
(1118 – 1127.02.28)

Died:1127.02.28

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1118 – 1127.02.28)

Bishop Burcardo di Holte
(1097 – 1118.03.19)

Died:1118.03.19

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1097 – 1118.03.19)

Bishop Erpho
(1085 – 1097.11.09)

Died:1097.11.09

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1085 – 1097.11.09)

Bishop Federico
(1063 – 1084.04.18)

Died:1084.04.18

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1063 – 1084.04.18)

Bishop Rudberto
(1042 – 1063.11.16)

Died:1063.11.16

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1042 – 1063.11.16)

Bishop Ermanno
(1032 – 1042.07.22)

Died:1042.07.22

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1032 – 1042.07.22)

Bishop Sigfrido di Walbeck
(1022 – 1032.11.27)

Died:1032.11.27

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1022 – 1032.11.27)

Bishop Teodorico
(1011 – 1022.01.23)

Died:1022.01.23

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1011 – 1022.01.23)

Bishop Suidgero
(993 – 1011.11.19)

Died:1011.11.19

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (993 – 1011.11.19)

Bishop Dodo
(969 – 993)

Died:993

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (969 – 993)

Bishop Hildebold
(941 – 967.11.17)

Died:967.11.17

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (941 – 967.11.17)

Bishop Rumhold
(922 – 941.06.19)

Died:941.06.19

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (922 – 941.06.19)

Bishop Nidhard
(899? – 922.05.26)

Died:922.05.26

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (899? – 922.05.26)

Bishop Wolfhelm
(882? – 892.07.07)

Died:892.07.07

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (882? – 892.07.07)

Bishop Berthold
(871 – 875.03.24)

Died:875.03.24

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (871 – 875.03.24)

Saint Bishop Liutbert
(849 – 871.04.27)

Died:871.04.27

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (849 – 871.04.27)

Bishop Altfried
(839 – 849.04.22)

Died:849.04.22

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (839 – 849.04.22)

Bishop Gerfried
(809 – 839.09.12)

Died:839.09.12

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (809 – 839.09.12)

Saint Bishop Liudger
(791 – 809.03.26)

Died:809.03.26

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (791 – 809.03.26)

Former Prelates


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