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Diocese of

Sion

Switzerland Switzerland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 5,589 km²

Population: 257,331 Catholics (73.5% of 350,068 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Annecy (←), Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (↖), Basel (↑), Chur (↗), Lugano (→), Novara (↘), Aosta (↓), Saint-Maurice d’Agaune (☉)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 157 parishes, 2 missions, 214 priests (129 diocesan, 85 religious), 18 deacons, 369 lay religious (108 brothers, 261 sisters) (2015)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Annecy (←), Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (↖), Basel (↑), Chur (↗), Lugano (→), Novara (↘), Aosta (↓), Saint-Maurice d’Agaune (☉)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.07.08 – ...):Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey, C.R.B. (68)Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey, C.R.B. (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sion (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey, C.R.B. (68)Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey, C.R.B. (68)Permalink
(2014.07.08 – ...)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland)

Evangelii gaudium

Born:1950.08.02 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1977.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:2014.09.28

Superior General of Canons Regular of the Hospitaller Congregation of Great Saint Bernard (2009.02.04 – 2014.07.08)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (2014.07.08 – ...)

Bishop Norbert Brunner (76)Bishop Norbert Brunner (76)Permalink
(1995.04.01 – 2014.07.08)

Bishop emeritus of Sion (Switzerland)

Au service de notre espérance

Born:1942.06.21 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1968.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:1995.06.09

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1995.04.01 – 2014.07.08)

President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland (2010 – 2012.09.05)

Cardinal Henri Schwery (86)Cardinal Henri Schwery (86)Permalink
(1977.07.22 – 1995.04.01)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Protomartiri a Via Aurelia Antica
Bishop emeritus of Sion (Switzerland)

Spiritus Domini gaudium et spes

Born:1932.06.14 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1957.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1977.09.17
Created Cardinal:1991.06.28

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1977.07.22 – 1995.04.01)

President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland (1983 – 1988)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Protomartiri a Via Aurelia Antica (1991.06.28 – ...)

Bishop François-Nestor Adam, C.R.B.Permalink
(1952.08.08 – 1977.06.22)

Ubi caritas ibi Deus

Born:1903.02.07 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1927.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1952.10.12
Died:1990.02.08 († 87)

Superior General of Canons Regular of the Hospitaller Congregation of Great Saint Bernard (1939.05.10 – 1952.08.08)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1952.08.08 – 1977.06.22)

President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland (1970 – 1976)

Bishop Viktor BielerPermalink
(1919.05.26 – 1952.03.19)

Deus adjutor meus

Born:1881.03.16 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1907.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1919.07.27
Died:1952.03.19 († 71)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1919.05.26 – 1952.03.19)

Bishop Jules-Maurice AbbetPermalink
(1901.02.26 – 1918.07.11)

Veritas et pax

Born:1845.09.12 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1870
Consecrated Bishop:1896.02.02
Died:1918.07.11 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Troas (1895.10.01 – 1901.02.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1895.02.19] 1895.10.01 – 1901.02.26)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1901.02.26 – 1918.07.11)

Bishop Adrian JardinierPermalink
(1875.09.23 – 1901.02.26)

Born:1808.04.15 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1832.04.24
Consecrated Bishop:1875.10.05
Died:1901.02.26 († 92)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1875.08.19] 1875.09.23 – 1901.02.26)

Bishop Peter-Josef de PreuxPermalink
(1844.01.25 – 1875.07.15)

Born:1795.04.28 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1822.04.06
Consecrated Bishop:1844.06.30
Died:1875.07.15 († 80)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1843.11.08] 1844.01.25 – 1875.07.15)

Bishop Moritz-Fabian RotenPermalink
(1830.07.05 – 1843.08.11)

Born:1783.04.07 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1807.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1830.08.28
Died:1843.08.11 († 60)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1830.03.21] 1830.07.05 – 1843.08.11)

Bishop Augustin-Sulpice Zen-RuffinenPermalink
(1817.08.28 – 1820.12.21)

Born:1765.04.21 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1790.04.24
Consecrated Bishop:1817.10.12
Died:1820.12.21 († 55)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1817.05.25] 1817.08.28 – 1820.12.21)

Bishop Josef-Franz de PreuxPermalink
(1807.08.03 – 1817.05.01)

Born:1740.11.19 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1764.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1807.11.08
Died:1817.05.01 († 76)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1807.05.24] 1807.08.03 – 1817.05.01)

Bishop Joseph Anton BlatterPermalink
(1790.11.29 – 1807.03.19)

Born:1745.03.08 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1769.02.18
Consecrated Bishop:1791.02.13
Died:1807.03.19 († 62)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1790.08.03] 1790.11.29 – 1807.03.19)

Bishop Franz Melchior Joseph Zen-RuffinenPermalink
(1780.09.18 – 1790.06.14)

Born:1729.01.07 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1752.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1780.11.12
Died:1790.06.14 († 61)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1780.05.26] 1780.09.18 – 1790.06.14)

Bishop Franz Joseph Friedrich AmbuelPermalink
(1761.05.25 – 1780.03.11)

Born:1704.02.29 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1727.09.29
Consecrated Bishop:1761.11.30
Died:1780.03.11 († 76)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1760.12.18] 1761.05.25 – 1780.03.11)

Bishop Johann Hildebrand RotenPermalink
(1752.12.18 – 1760.09.19)

Born:1722.02.28 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1745.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1753.02.24
Died:1760.09.19 († 38)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1752.09.25] 1752.12.18 – 1760.09.19)

Bishop Johann Joseph Anton BlatterPermalink
(1734.09.27 – 1752.01.19)

Born:1684.03.17 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1708
Consecrated Bishop:1734.11.21
Died:1752.01.19 († 67)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1734.05.18] 1734.09.27 – 1752.01.19)

Bishop Franz Joseph SupersaxoPermalink
(1702.06.21 – 1734.05.01)

Born:1665.02.15 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1688.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1702.06.21
Died:1734.05.01 († 69)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1701.06.02] 1702.06.21 – 1734.05.01)

Bishop Adrian von RiedmattenPermalink
(1673.06.26 – 1701.05.20)

Born:1641.03.31 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1664.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:1674.01.28
Died:1701.05.20 († 60)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1672.08.25] 1673.06.26 – 1701.05.20)

Bishop Adrian von RiedmattenPermalink
(1650.08.22 – 1672.08.13)

Born:1613.09.25 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1644.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1650.12.22
Died:1672.08.13 († 58)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) ([1646.10.01] 1650.08.22 – 1672.08.13)

Bishop Adrien de RiedmattenPermalink
(1640 – 1646)

Born: (Switzerland)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1640 – 1646)

Bishop Barthélemy SupersaxoPermalink
(1638 – 1640)

Born: (Switzerland)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1638 – 1640)

Bishop Hildebrand JostPermalink
(1613 – 1638)

Born: (Switzerland)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1613 – 1638)

Bishop Adrien de Riedmatten, C.R.A.Permalink
(1604 – 1613)

Born: (Switzerland)

Abbot Ordinary of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune (Switzerland) (1587 – 1604)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1604 – 1613)

Bishop Jean de RiedmattenPermalink
(1565 – 1604)

Born: (Switzerland)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1565 – 1604)

Bishop Jean JordanPermalink
(1548 – 1565)

Born: (Switzerland)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1548 – 1565)

Bishop Adrien de RiedmattenPermalink
(1529 – 1548)

Born: (Switzerland)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1529 – 1548)

Cardinal Paolo Emilio CesiPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1522.11.12 – 1529.09.08)

Cardinal Matthäus SchinerPermalink
(1499.09.20 – 1522.09.30)

Born:1465 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1489.04.21
Consecrated Bishop:1499.10.15
Created Cardinal:1511.03.10
Died:1522.09.30 († 57)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1499.09.20 – 1522.09.30)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana (1511.09.22 – 1522.09.30)

Apostolic Administrator of Novara (Italy) (1512.02.06 – 1516)

Apostolic Administrator of Catania (Italy) (1520.11.01 – 1522.09.30)

Apostolic Administrator of Novara (Italy) (1521 – 1522.09.30)

Bishop Nicolas SchinerPermalink
(1496 – 1499)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1496 – 1499)

Bishop Jost von SilenenPermalink
(1482 – 1496)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1482 – 1496)

Bishop Walter SupersaxoPermalink
(1457 – 1482)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1457 – 1482)

Bishop Henri AsperlinPermalink
(1454 – 1457)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1454 – 1457)

Cardinal Guillaume d’Estaing, O.S.B. Clun.Permalink
(1451.03.01 – 1454.09.11)

Born: (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:
Created Cardinal in pectore:1449.12.19
Revealed as Cardinal:1449.12.20
Died:1455.10.28

Cardinal-Priest of S. Sabina (1450.01.12 – 1455.10.28)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1451.03.01 – 1454.09.11)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1452.11 – 1453.11.05)

Bishop of Fréjus (France) (1453.06.27 – 1455.10.28)

Bishop Guillaume de RarognePermalink
(1437 – 1451)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1437 – 1451)

Archbishop André dei Benzi de Gualdo (Andrea Brenti)Permalink
(1431 – 1437)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1413.01.04 – 1418)

Apostolic Administrator of Sion (Switzerland) (1418 – 1431)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1431 – 1437)

Archbishop André dei Benzi de Gualdo (Andrea Brenti)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1418 – 1431)

Bishop Guillaume de RarognePermalink
(1402 – 1417)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1402 – 1417)

Bishop Guillaume de RarognePermalink
(1394 – 1402)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1394 – 1402)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.10.16

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