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Diocese of

Osnabrück

Germany Germany

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 12,580 km²

Population: 563,873 Catholics (26.2% of 2,148,174 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Hamburg

Neighbouring Dioceses: Münster (↙), Utrecht (←), Groningen–Leeuwarden (↖), Hildesheim (→), Paderborn (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 221 parishes, 4 missions, 326 priests (274 diocesan, 52 religious), 83 deacons, 756 lay religious (63 brothers, 693 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

Address: Hasestr. 40 a, 49074 Osnabrück, Germany

Phone: (0541) 318-0

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Münster (↙), Utrecht (←), Groningen–Leeuwarden (↖), Hildesheim (→), Paderborn (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (1995.09.12 – ...):Bishop Franz-Josef Hermann Bode (67)Bishop Franz-Josef Hermann Bode (67)
Auxiliary Bishop (2013.06.18 – ...):Bishop Johannes Wübbe (52)Bishop Johannes Wübbe (52)

Titular Bishop of Roscrea

Ordinaries

Bishops of Osnabrück (Roman Rite)

Bishop Franz-Josef Hermann Bode (67)Bishop Franz-Josef Hermann Bode (67)Permalink
(1995.09.12 – ...)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany)

Major est Deus corde nostro

Born:1951.02.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1975.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:1991.09.01

Titular Bishop of Mattiana (1991.06.05 – 1995.09.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1991.06.05 – 1995.09.12)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1995.09.12 – ...)

Bishop Ludwig Averkamp (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1987.09.09 – 1994.10.24)

Dominus prope

Born:1927.02.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1954.10.10
Consecrated Bishop:1973.02.24
Died:2013.07.29 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Thapsus (1973.01.18 – 1985.11.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1973.01.18 – 1985.11.07)

Coadjutor Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1985.11.07 – 1987.09.09)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1987.09.09 – 1994.10.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (1994.10.24 – 2002.02.16)

Bishop Helmut Hermann WittlerPermalink
(1957.07.22 – 1987.09.09)

Omnia et in omnibus Christus

Born:1913.09.28 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1938.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1957.10.02
Died:1987.12.30 († 74)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1957.07.22 – 1987.09.09)

Bishop-elect Gerhard Franz DemannPermalink
(1956.05.21 – 1957.03.27)

O crux ave spes unica

Born:1900.10.27 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1927.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1957.03.27
Died:1957.03.27 († 56)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1956.05.21 – 1957.03.27)

Archbishop Hermann Wilhelm BerningPermalink
(1914.07.14 – 1955.11.23)

Caritas Christi urget

Born:1877.03.26 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1900.03.10
Consecrated Bishop:1914.09.29
Died:1955.11.23 († 78)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1914.07.14 – 1955.11.23)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1914.09.15 – 1921.11.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) (1914.09.15 – 1921.11.22)

Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1921.11.22 – 1930.08.13)

Prefect Apostolic of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) (1921.11.22 – 1930.08.13)

Archbishop ad personam (1950 – 1955.11.23)

Bishop Heinrich Hubertus Aloysius VoßPermalink
(1899.04.12 – 1914.03.03)

Born:1841.10.25 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1866.02.01
Died:1914.03.03 († 72)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1899.04.12 – 1914.03.03)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1899.08.30 – 1914.03.03)

Prefect Apostolic of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) (1899.08.30 – 1914.03.03)

Bishop Johann Bernard HötingPermalink
(1882.02.10 – 1898.10.21)

Born:1821.07.18 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1846.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1882.05.03
Died:1898.10.21 († 77)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1882.02.10 – 1898.10.21)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1882.02.10 – 1898.10.21)

Bishop Johannes Heinrich BeckmannPermalink
(1866.06.22 – 1878.07.30)

Born:1803.07.23 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1828.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1866.10.18
Died:1878.07.30 († 75)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1866.04.05] 1866.06.22 – 1878.07.30)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1866.06.22 – 1878.07.30)

Bishop Paul Melchers, S.J. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1857.08.03 – 1866.01.08)

Born:1813.01.06 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1841.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:1858.04.20
Created Cardinal:1885.07.27
Died:1895.12.14 († 82)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1857.08.03 – 1866.01.08)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Nordic Missions (Germany) (1857.08.03 – 1866.01.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1866.01.08 – 1885.07.03)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Stefano al Monte Celio (1885.07.30 – 1895.12.14)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1889.12.30 – 1891)

Bishop Friedrich von York und Albany Permalink
(1764 – 1802.11.10)

Born: (Germany)
Died:1827

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1764 – 1802.11.10)

Archbishop Clemens August von BayernPermalink
(1728.12.23 – 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)

Fr. Karl Joseph von LothringenPermalink
(1698.09.29 – 1715.12.04)

Born:1680.11.24 (Austria)
Died:1715.12.04 († 35)

Bishop of Olomouc (Czechia) ([1694.09.13] 1695.01.20 – 1711.01.06)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1698.04.14] 1698.09.29 – 1715.12.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trier (Germany) ([1710.09.24] 1711.01.06 – 1715.12.04)

Bishop Ernst August von Braunschweig-LüneburgPermalink
(1662 – 1698.01.29)

Died:1698.01.29

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1662 – 1698.01.29)

Cardinal Franz Wilhelm von WartenbergPermalink
(1627.01.27 – 1661.12.01)

Born:1593.03.01 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1636.11.29
Consecrated Bishop:1636.12.08
Created Cardinal:1660.04.05
Died:1661.12.01 († 68)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1625.10.27] 1627.01.27 – 1661.12.01)

Bishop of Verden (Germany) (1630.06.26 – 1631)

Bishop of Minden (Germany) (1633 – 1648)

Coadjutor Bishop of Regensburg (Germany) ([1642.11.09] 1642.12.15 – 1649.04.12)

Vicar Apostolic of Bremen (Germany) (1645.05.04 – 1661.12.01)

Bishop of Regensburg (Germany) (1649.04.12 – 1661.12.01)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1660.04.05 – 1661.12.01)

Cardinal Eitel Friedrich von Zollern-SigmaringenPermalink
(1623.10.02 – 1625.09.19)

Born:1582.09.25 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:
Created Cardinal:1621.01.11
Consecrated Bishop:1623.10.29
Died:1625.09.19 († 42)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Panisperna (1621.12.15 – 1625.09.19)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1623.04.19] 1623.10.02 – 1625.09.19)

Fr. Philipp Sigismund Herzog von Braunschweig-LüneburgPermalink
(1591.06.05 – 1623.03.19)

Born:1568.07.01
Died:1623.03.19 († 54)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1591.06.05 – 1623.03.19)

Fr. Bernhard Graf von WaldeckPermalink
(1586.08.18 – 1588.05.25)

Born:1551
Died:1591.03.11 († 40)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1585.10.25] 1586.08.18 – 1588.05.25)

Fr. Wilhelm von Schenking zu BevernPermalink
(1585.07.30 – 1585.08.08)

Born:1555 (Germany)
Died:1585.08.08 († 30)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1585.07.30 – 1585.08.08)

Fr. Heinrich Herzog von Sachsen-LauenburgPermalink
(1574 – 1585.05.03)

Born:1550.11.11 (Germany)
Died:1585.05.03 († 34)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1574 – 1585.05.03)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1577 – 1585.05.03)

Bishop Johann Graf von Hoya zu StolzenauPermalink
(1554.03.30 – 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 WaldeckPermalink
(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-GrubenhagenPermalink
(1508.09.06 – 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 Konrad Graf von RietbergPermalink
(1482.11.11 – 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 Konrad Graf von DiepholzPermalink
(1455.12.15 – 1482.05.21)

Born:1424
Consecrated Bishop:1456.05.27
Died:1482.05.21 († 58)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1455.06.11] 1455.12.15 – 1482.05.21)

Bishop Rudolf Graf van DiepholtPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1454.08.30 – 1455.03.24)

Bishop Heinrich Graf von MoersPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1442.01.24 – 1450.06.02)

Bishop Giovanni di DiepholzPermalink
(1425.08.03 – 1437.03.29)

Died:1437.03.29

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1425.08.03 – 1437.03.29)

Bishop Ottone di HoyaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1410.07.15 – 1424.10.04)

Bishop Enrico di Schaumburg-HolsteinPermalink
(1402.08.18 – 1410)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1402.08.18 – 1410)

Bishop Teodorico di HornePermalink
(1377.03.04 – 1402.01.19)

Died:1402.01.19

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1377.03.04 – 1402.01.19)

Bishop Melchior von Braunschweig-GrubenhagenPermalink
(1368 – 1375.10.17)

Died:1381.06.06

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1368 – 1375.10.17)

Bishop of Schwerin (Germany) (1375.10.17 – 1381.06.06)

Bishop Giovanni HoetPermalink
(1349.07.27 – 1366.08.17)

Died:1366.08.17

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1349.07.27 – 1366.08.17)

Bishop Godfried von Arnsberg (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1321.05.14 – 1348.06.13)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1321.05.14 – 1348.06.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1348.06.13 – ?)

Bishop Engelberto di WeyhePermalink
(1309 – 1320)

Died:1320

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1309 – 1320)

Bishop Ludovico di RavensbergPermalink
(1297.10.18 – 1308.11.05)

Died:1308.11.05

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1297.10.18 – 1308.11.05)

Bishop Corrado di RietbergPermalink
(1269 – 1297.04.15)

Died:1297.04.15

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1269 – 1297.04.15)

Bishop Widukind di WaldeckPermalink
(1265.05.07 – 1268.11.18)

Died:1268.11.18

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1265.05.07 – 1268.11.18)

Bishop Baldovino di RüsselPermalink
(1259.06.23 – 1264.02.13)

Died:1264.02.13

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1259.06.23 – 1264.02.13)

Bishop Bruno di IsenbergPermalink
(1250 – 1258.12.20)

Died:1258.12.20

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1250 – 1258.12.20)

Bishop Engelberto di IsenbergPermalink
(1239.05.17 – 1250.10.30)

Died:1250.10.30

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1224? – 1226.04 deposed)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1239.05.17 – 1250.10.30)

Bishop Corrado di VelberPermalink
(1227.08 – 1238.12.30)

Died:1238.12.30

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1227.08 – 1238.12.30)

Bishop Engelberto di IsenbergPermalink
(1224? – 1226.04 deposed)

Died:1250.10.30

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1224? – 1226.04 deposed)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1239.05.17 – 1250.10.30)

Bishop Adolfo von Tecklenburg, O. Cist.Permalink
(1216 – 1224.06.30)

Died:1224.06.30

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1216 – 1224.06.30)

Bishop OttonePermalink
(1206.05 – 1227.04.06)

Died:1227.04.06

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1206.05 – 1227.04.06)

Bishop Gerhard von Oldenburg-WildeshausenPermalink
(1192 – 1216)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1192 – 1216)

Bishop Arnold von AltenaPermalink
(1173 – 1191.12.15)

Died:1191.12.15

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1173 – 1191.12.15)

Bishop Philipp von KatzenelnbogenPermalink
(1141 – 1173.06.15)

Died:1173.06.15

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1141 – 1173.06.15)

Bishop UdoPermalink
(1137 – 1141.06.28)

Died:1141.06.28

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1137 – 1141.06.28)

Bishop DiethardPermalink
(1119.04.11 – 1137.02.11)

Died:1137.02.11

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1119.04.11 – 1137.02.11)

Bishop Gottschalk von DiepholzPermalink
(1110 – 1119.01.01)

Died:1119.01.01

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1110 – 1119.01.01)

Bishop JohannPermalink
(1101 – 1110.07.13)

Died:1110.07.13

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1101 – 1110.07.13)

Bishop WichoPermalink
(1093 – 1101.11.11)

Died:1101.11.11

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1093 – 1101.11.11)

Bishop MarkwardPermalink
(1090 – 1092 deposed)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1090 – 1092 deposed)

Bishop BennoPermalink
(1068.11.22 – 1088.07.27)

Died:1088.07.27

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1068.11.22 – 1088.07.27)

Bishop BennoPermalink
(1053 – 1067.09.19)

Died:1067.09.19

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1053 – 1067.09.19)

Bishop AlberichPermalink
(1037 – 1052.12.03)

Died:1052.12.03

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1037 – 1052.12.03)

Bishop GozmarPermalink
(1028.05.24 – 1036.12.10)

Died:1036.12.10

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1028.05.24 – 1036.12.10)

Bishop MeginherPermalink
(1023.07.27 – 1027.12.10)

Died:1027.12.10

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1023.07.27 – 1027.12.10)

Bishop DietmarPermalink
(1003 – 1022.06.18)

Died:1022.06.18

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1003 – 1022.06.18)

Bishop WodilulfPermalink
(1001 – 1003.02.17)

Died:1003.02.17

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1001 – 1003.02.17)

Bishop GüntherPermalink
(996 – 1000.11.24)

Died:1000.11.24

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (996 – 1000.11.24)

Bishop DodoPermalink
(978 – 996.04.12)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (978 – 996.04.12)

Bishop LudolfPermalink
(970 – 978.03.31)

Died:978.03.31

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (970 – 978.03.31)

Bishop DrogoPermalink
(950 – 969.11.07)

Died:969.11.07

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (950 – 969.11.07)

Bishop DodoPermalink
(921.11.07 – 949.06.14)

Died:949.06.14

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (921.11.07 – 949.06.14)

Bishop BernhardPermalink
(906 – 918)

Died:918

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (906 – 918)

Bishop EgilmarPermalink
(887 – 906.04.03)

Died:906.04.03

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (887 – 906.04.03)

Bishop EgbertPermalink
(860 – 887.02.01)

Died:887.02.01

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (860 – 887.02.01)

Bishop GauzbertPermalink
(845 – 860.04.11)

Died:860.04.11

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (845 – 860.04.11)

Bishop GoswinPermalink
(829? – 845 deposed)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (829? – 845 deposed)

Bishop MeginhardPermalink
(810? – 829.04.03)

Died:829.04.03

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (810? – 829.04.03)

Bishop WihoPermalink
(783.04.20 – 809.04.01)

Died:809.04.01

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (783.04.20 – 809.04.01)

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