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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Paderborn

Germany Germany

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 14,750 km²

Population: 1,549,230 Catholics (32.4% of 4,785,898 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Erfurt, Fulda, Magdeburg

Neighbouring Dioceses: Köln (↙), Essen (←), Münster (↖), Osnabrück (↖), Hildesheim (↗), Fulda (↘), Limburg (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 524 parishes, 180 missions, 940 priests (854 diocesan, 86 religious), 182 deacons, 1,470 lay religious (127 brothers, 1,343 sisters), 34 seminarians (2015)

Address: Domplatz 3, 33098 Paderborn, Germany

Phone: (05251) 125-0

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Köln (↙), Essen (←), Münster (↖), Osnabrück (↖), Hildesheim (↗), Fulda (↘), Limburg (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2003.07.03 – ...):Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (70)Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (70)
Auxiliary Bishop (2004.10.14 – ...):Bishop Matthias König (59)Bishop Matthias König (59)

Titular Bishop of Elicroca

Auxiliary Bishop (2008.04.19 – ...):Bishop Hubert Berenbrinker (68)Bishop Hubert Berenbrinker (68)

Titular Bishop of Panatoria

Auxiliary Bishop (2015.07.15 – ...):Bishop Dominicus Meier, O.S.B. (59)Bishop Dominicus Meier, O.S.B. (59)

Titular Bishop of Castro di Sardegna

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Paderborn (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (70)Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker (70)Permalink
(2003.07.03 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paderborn (Germany)

In verbo autem tuo

Born:1948.06.08 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1977.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:2000.01.23

Titular Bishop of Vina (1999.12.09 – 2003.07.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1999.12.09 – 2003.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paderborn (Germany) (2003.07.03 – ...)

Cardinal Johannes Joachim DegenhardtPermalink
(1974.04.04 – 2002.07.25)

Surrexit Dominus vere

Born:1926.01.31 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1952.08.06
Consecrated Bishop:1968.03.01
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21
Died:2002.07.25 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Vicus Pacati (1968.03.12 – 1974.04.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1968.03.12 – 1974.04.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1974.04.04 – 2002.07.25)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Liborio (2001.02.21 [2001.10.14] – 2002.07.25)

Cardinal Lorenz JägerPermalink
(1941.08.10 – 1973.06.30)

Pax et vita

Born:1892.09.23 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1922.04.01
Consecrated Bishop:1941.10.19
Created Cardinal:1965.02.22
Died:1975.04.01 († 82)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1941.08.10 – 1973.06.30)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Leone I (1965.02.25 – 1975.04.01)

Archbishop Kaspar KleinPermalink
(1930.08.13 – 1941.01.26)

Omnia Et In Omnibus Christus

Born:1865.08.28 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1890.03.21
Consecrated Bishop:1920.08.01
Died:1941.01.26 († 75)

Vicar Apostolic of Anhalt (Germany) (1920.06.19 – 1921.03.01)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1920.04.30] 1920.06.19 – 1930.08.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1930.08.13 – 1941.01.26)

Bishops of Paderborn (Roman Rite)

Bishop Kaspar Klein (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1920.06.19 – 1930.08.13)

(see above)

Bishop Karl Joseph Schulte (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1909.11.30 – 1920.03.08)

In obsequium Christi

Born:1871.09.14 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1895.03.22
Consecrated Bishop:1910.03.09
Created Cardinal:1921.03.07
Died:1941.03.11 († 69)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1909.11.30 – 1920.03.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1920.03.08 – 1941.03.11)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Quattro Coronati (1921.03.10 – 1941.03.11)

Bishop Wilhelm SchneiderPermalink
(1900.06.25 – 1909.08.31)

In veritate et æquitate

Born:1847.09.04 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1872.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1900.08.15
Died:1909.08.31 († 61)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1900.05.10] 1900.06.25 – 1909.08.31)

Archbishop Hubert Theophil SimarPermalink
(1891.12.17 – 1899.12.14)

Born:1835.12.14 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1859.05.02
Consecrated Bishop:1892.02.25
Died:1902.05.24 († 66)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1891.06.25] 1891.12.17 – 1899.12.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1899.10.24] 1899.12.14 – 1902.05.24)

Bishop Franz Kaspar DrobePermalink
(1882.03.24 – 1891.03.07)

Born:1808.02.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1831.08.09
Consecrated Bishop:1882.06.25
Died:1891.03.07 († 83)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1882.03.24 – 1891.03.07)

Bishop Martin KonradPermalink
(1856.06.19 – 1879.07.16)

Born:1812.05.18 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1836.02.27
Consecrated Bishop:1856.08.17
Died:1879.07.16 († 67)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1856.01.29] 1856.06.19 – 1879.07.16)

Bishop Johann Franz DrepperPermalink
(1845.04.21 – 1855.11.05)

Born:1787.10.03 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1809.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:1845.07.13
Died:1855.11.05 († 68)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1845.01.11] 1845.04.21 – 1855.11.05)

Bishop Richard Kornelius DammersPermalink
(1842.05.23 – 1844.10.11)

Born:1762.03.26 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1786.07.27
Consecrated Bishop:1824.08.24
Died:1844.10.11 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Tiberias (1824.05.03 – 1842.05.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1824.05.03 – 1842.05.23)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1841.11.27] 1842.05.23 – 1844.10.11)

Bishop Friedrich Klemens von LedeburPermalink
(1826.07.03 – 1841.08.30)

Born:1770.10.21 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1826.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1826.10.28
Died:1841.08.30 († 70)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1825.11.10] 1826.07.03 – 1841.08.30)

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
(1782.12.26 – 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)

Bishop Wilhelm Anton von der Asseburg zu HinnenburgPermalink
(1763.05.16 – 1782.12.26)

Born:1707.02.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1763.04.11
Consecrated Bishop:1763.06.26
Died:1782.12.26 († 75)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1763.01.25] 1763.05.16 – 1782.12.26)

Archbishop Clemens August von BayernPermalink
(1719.04.30 – 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 GrachtPermalink
(1704.05.21 – 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 Hermann Werner Reichsfreiherr von Wolf-Metternich zu GrachtPermalink
(1684.04.24 – 1704.05.21)

Born:1625.08.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1678.06.04
Consecrated Bishop:1684.09.10
Died:1704.05.21 († 78)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1683.09.15] 1684.04.24 – 1704.05.21)

Bishop Ferdinand Reichsfreiherr von FürstenbergPermalink
(1661.05.30 – 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 Nordens (Germany) (1680.09.02 – 1683.06.26)

Bishop Dietrich Adolf von ReckPermalink
(1651.05.08 – 1661.01.30)

Born:1601.06.18 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1629.04.14
Consecrated Bishop:1651.10.01
Died:1661.01.30 († 59)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1650.11.03] 1651.05.08 – 1661.01.30)

Archbishop Ferdinand von Bayern (Ferdinand de Bavière)Permalink
(1618.12.13 – 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)

Bishop Dietrich von FürstenbergPermalink
(1585.10.07 – 1618.12.04)

Born:1546.09.27 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1589.08.27
Consecrated Bishop:1589.08.31
Died:1618.12.04 († 72)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1585.06.05] 1585.10.07 – 1618.12.04)

Fr. Heinrich Herzog von Sachsen-LauenburgPermalink
(1577 – 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)

Fr. Salentin von IsenburgPermalink
(1574.09.04 – 1577.09.05)

Born:1532
Died:1610.03.19 († 78)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1567.12.23] 1573.12.09 – 1577.09.13)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1574.04.21] 1574.09.04 – 1577.09.05)

Bishop Johann Graf von Hoya zu StolzenauPermalink
(1568.11.06 – 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 Rembert von KerssenbrockPermalink
(1547.07.01 – 1568.02.12)

Born:1474 (Germany)
Consecrated Bishop:1548.05.22
Died:1568.02.12 († 94)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1547.03.26] 1547.07.01 – 1568.02.12)

Fr. Erich Herzog von Braunschweig-GrubenhagenPermalink
(1509.04.20 – 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)

Archbishop Hermann von HessenPermalink
(1498.03.07 – 1508.10.19)

Born:1449
Died:1508.10.19 († 59)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) ([1480.08.11] 1480.11.15 – 1508.10.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1495.03.19] 1496.04.04 – 1498.03.07)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1498.03.07 – 1508.10.19)

Bishop Simon zur LippePermalink
(1463.05.18 – 1498.03.07)

Born:1431 (Germany)
Died:1498.03.07 († 67)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) ([1463.02.21] 1463.05.18 – 1498.03.07)

Archbishop Dietrich von MörsPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1447.12.04 – 1463.02.13)

Archbishop Dietrich von MörsPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1415.04.13 – 1446.01.24)

Bishop Wilhelm von BergPermalink
(1400.11.05 – 1415 deposed)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1400.11.05 – 1415 deposed)

Bishop Bertrando d’ArvazzanoPermalink
(1399.03.04 – 1400)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1399.03.04 – 1400)

Bishop Johann von HoyaPermalink
(1394.09.07 – 1399.02.14)

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 Ruprecht von BergPermalink
(1389.11.09 – 1394.06.28)

Died:1394.06.28

Bishop of Passau (Germany) (1387.05.11 – 1389.11.09)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1389.11.09 – 1394.06.28)

Bishop Simon von SternbergPermalink
(1380.06 – 1389.01.25)

Died:1389.01.25

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1380.06 – 1389.01.25)

Bishop Heinrich von Spiegel zum Desenberg, O.S.B.Permalink
(1361.03.17 – 1380.03.21)

Died:1380.03.21

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1361.03.17 – 1380.03.21)

Bishop Balduin von SteinfurtPermalink
(1341 – 1361)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1341 – 1361)

Bishop Bernhard zur LippePermalink
(1321 – 1341.01.30)

Died:1341.01.30

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1321 – 1341.01.30)

Bishop Dietrich von ItterPermalink
(1310.12.03 – 1321.09.20)

Died:1321.09.20

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1310.12.03 – 1321.09.20)

Bishop Günther von SchwalenbergPermalink
(1307 – 1310.05.15)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1307 – 1310.05.15)

Bishop Otto von RietbergPermalink
(1277 – 1307.10.23)

Died:1307.10.23

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1277 – 1307.10.23)

Bishop Simon zur LippePermalink
(1247 – 1277.06.07)

Died:1277.06.07

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1247 – 1277.06.07)

Bishop Bernhard zur LippePermalink
(1228 – 1247.04.14)

Died:1247.04.14

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1228 – 1247.04.14)

Bishop Wilbrand van OldenburgPermalink
(1225.10 – 1228)

Died:1235.07.26

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1225.10 – 1228)

Bishop of Utrecht (Netherlands) (1228 – 1235.07.26)

Fr. Oliver von Paderborn (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1225.04.07 – 1225.09.28)

Born:1170 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1225?
Created Cardinal:1225.09.28
Died:1227.09.11 († 57)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1225.04.07 – 1225.09.28)

Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina (1225.09.28 – 1227.09.11)

Bishop Bernhard von OesedePermalink
(1203.05 – 1223.03.28)

Died:1223.03.28

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1203.05 – 1223.03.28)

Bishop Bernhard von IbbenbürenPermalink
(1186.03 – 1203.04.23)

Died:1203.04.23

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1186.03 – 1203.04.23)

Bishop SiegfriedPermalink
(1178.10 – 1186.02.10)

Died:1186.02.10

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1178.10 – 1186.02.10)

Bishop EvergisPermalink
(1160.08 – 1178.09.28)

Died:1178.09.28

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1160.08 – 1178.09.28)

Bishop Bernhard von OesedePermalink
(1127.11 – 1160.07.16)

Died:1160.07.16

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1127.11 – 1160.07.16)

Bishop Heinrich von WerlPermalink
(1090 – 1127.10.14)

Died:1127.10.14

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1090 – 1127.10.14)

Bishop Heinrich von AsselPermalink
(1084.12 – 1090 deposed)

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1084.12 – 1090 deposed)

Bishop PoppoPermalink
(1076.03 – 1084.11.28)

Died:1084.11.28

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1076.03 – 1084.11.28)

Bishop ImadoPermalink
(1051 – 1076.02.03)

Consecrated Bishop:1051.12.25
Died:1076.02.03

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1051 – 1076.02.03)

Bishop Rotho, O.S.B.Permalink
(1036.07 – 1051.11.06)

Died:1051.11.06

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1036.07 – 1051.11.06)

Bishop MeinwerkPermalink
(1009 – 1036.06.05)

Consecrated Bishop:1009.03.13
Died:1036.06.05

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1009 – 1036.06.05)

Bishop RetharPermalink
(983 – 1009.03.06)

Died:1009.03.06

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (983 – 1009.03.06)

Bishop Folkmar, O.S.B.Permalink
(960.08 – 981.02.17)

Died:981.02.17

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (960.08 – 981.02.17)

Bishop DudoPermalink
(935.08 – 960.07.26)

Died:960.07.26

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (935.08 – 960.07.26)

Bishop UnwanPermalink
(917.01.25 – 935.07.20)

Died:935.07.20

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (917.01.25 – 935.07.20)

Bishop TodericoPermalink
(908.10 – 916.12.08)

Died:916.12.08

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (908.10 – 916.12.08)

Bishop BisoPermalink
(886.06 – 908.09.09)

Died:908.09.09

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (886.06 – 908.09.09)

Bishop LiutardoPermalink
(859 – 886.05.02)

Died:886.05.02

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (859 – 886.05.02)

Saint Bishop BaduradoPermalink
(815 – 852.09.17)

Died:852.09.17

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (815 – 852.09.17)

Saint Bishop HathumarPermalink
(795 – 815.08.09)

Died:815.08.09

Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (795 – 815.08.09)

Former Prelates


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