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Diocese of

Chur

Switzerland Switzerland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 12,272 km²

Population: 679,946 Catholics (33.3% of 2,041,980 total) (2018)

Statistics: 309 parishes, 154 missions, 516 priests (343 diocesan, 173 religious), 60 deacons, 1,028 lay religious (278 brothers, 750 sisters), 28 seminarians (2018)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Lugano (↙), Sion (←), Basel (←), Freiburg im Breisgau (↖), Sankt Gallen (↑), Vaduz (↑), Innsbruck (→), Bolzano–Bressanone (↘), Como (↓), Maria Einsiedeln (☉)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint Luzius (December 2)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 2

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Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (340)

Lugano (↙), Sion (←), Basel (←), Freiburg im Breisgau (↖), Sankt Gallen (↑), Vaduz (↑), Innsbruck (→), Bolzano–Bressanone (↘), Como (↓), Maria Einsiedeln (☉)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.02.15 – ...):Bishop Joseph Marie Bonnemain (73)Bishop Joseph Marie Bonnemain (73)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chur (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Marie Bonnemain (73)Bishop Joseph Marie Bonnemain (73)Permalink
(2021.02.15 – ...)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland)

Homo est via Ecclesiæ

Born:1948.07.26 (Barcelona, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1978.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:2021.03.19

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (2021.02.15 – ...)

Bishop Pétur Bürcher (75)Bishop Pétur Bürcher (75)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2019.05.20 – 2021.02.15)

Bishop Vitus Huonder (79)Bishop Vitus Huonder (79)Permalink
(2007.07.08 – 2019.05.20)

Bishop emeritus of Chur (Switzerland)

Instaurare omnia in Christo

Born:1942.04.21 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1971.09.25
Consecrated Bishop:2007.09.08

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (2007.07.08 – 2019.05.20)

Bishop Amédée Grab, O.S.B.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2007.02.05 – 2007.07.08)

Bishop Amédée Grab, O.S.B.Permalink
(1998.06.12 – 2007.02.05)

Humanitate et caritate

Born:1930.02.03 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1987.04.12
Died:2019.05.19 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Cenæ (1987.02.03 – 1995.11.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Switzerland) (1987.02.03 – 1995.11.09)

Bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (Switzerland) (1995.11.09 – 1998.06.12)

President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland (1997 – 2006)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1998.06.12 – 2007.02.05)

President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (2001 – 2006.10.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Chur (Switzerland) (2007.02.05 – 2007.07.08)

Archbishop Wolfgang Haas (73)Bishop Wolfgang Haas (73) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1990.05.22 – 1997.12.02)

Archbishop of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)

Maria duce obviam Christo

Born:1948.08.07 (Liechtenstein)
Ordained Priest:1974.04.07
Consecrated Bishop:1988.05.22

Coadjutor Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1988.03.25 – 1990.05.22)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1990.05.22 – 1997.12.02)

Archbishop of Vaduz (Liechtenstein) (1997.12.02 – ...)

Bishop Johannes VonderachPermalink
(1962.01.18 – 1990.05.22)

Iter para tutum

Born:1916.05.06 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1940.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1957.12.08
Died:1994.02.10 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Aradi (1957.10.31 – 1962.01.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1957.10.31 – 1962.01.18)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1962.01.18 – 1990.05.22)

President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland (1967 – 1970)

Bishop Christianus CaminadaPermalink
(1941.10.17 – 1962.01.18)

Da pacem Domine

Born:1876.01.06 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1900.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1941.11.23
Died:1962.01.18 († 86)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1941.09.23] 1941.10.17 – 1962.01.18)

Bishop Laurenz Matthias VincenzPermalink
(1932.05.06 – 1941.07.29)

Juste et pie

Born:1874.03.26 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1899.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:1932.05.22
Died:1941.07.29 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Paphus (1932.03.30 – 1932.05.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1932.03.30 – 1932.05.06)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1932.05.06 – 1941.07.29)

Bishop Georg Schmid von GrüneckPermalink
(1908.07.13 – 1932.05.06)

Sicut bonus miles Christi

Born:1851.11.29 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1875.08.01
Consecrated Bishop:1908.10.04
Died:1932.05.06 († 80)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1908.05.07] 1908.07.13 – 1932.05.06)

Bishop Johannes Fidelis Battaglia (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1889.02.14 – 1908.01.29)

In te Domine speravi

Born:1829.02.19 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1855.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:1889.03.31
Died:1913.09.10 († 84)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1888.11.06] 1889.02.14 – 1908.01.29)

Titular Archbishop of Cyzicus (1909.07.03 – 1913.09.10)

Bishop Franz Konstantin RampaPermalink
(1879.09.22 – 1888.09.17)

Born:1837.09.13 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1861.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1879.11.09
Died:1888.09.17 († 51)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1879.05.28] 1879.09.22 – 1888.09.17)

Bishop Kaspar Willi, O.S.B.Permalink
(1877.03.12 – 1879.04.17)

Pax

Born:1823.02.02 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1848.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1869.03.07
Died:1879.04.17 († 56)

Titular Bishop of Antipatris (1868.12.21 – 1877.03.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1868.12.21 – 1877.03.12)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1877.01.10] 1877.03.12 – 1879.04.17)

Bishop Nikolaus Franz FlorentiniPermalink
(1859.09.29 – 1876.10.18)

Born:1794.09.07
Ordained Priest:1817.04.07
Consecrated Bishop:1859.12.18
Died:1881.06.29 († 86)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1859.05.26] 1859.09.29 – 1876.10.18)

Bishop Kaspar de Carl ab HobenbalkenPermalink
(1847.04.08 – 1859.04.19)

Born:1781.03.27
Ordained Priest:1804.12.30
Consecrated Bishop:1843.11.19
Died:1859.04.19 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Hippus (1843.01.27 – 1844.01.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Chur–Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) (1843.01.27 – 1844.01.09)

Bishop of Chur–Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) (1844.01.09 – 1847.04.08)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1847.04.08 – 1859.04.19)

Bishops of Chur–Sankt Gallen (Roman Rite)

Bishop Kaspar de Carl ab HobenbalkenPermalink
(1844.01.09 – 1847.04.08)

(see above)

Bishop Johann Georg BossiPermalink
(1835.04.06 – 1844.01.09)

Born:1773.08.10
Ordained Priest:1797.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1835.07.05
Died:1844.01.09 († 70)

Bishop of Chur–Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) (1835.04.06 – 1844.01.09)

Bishop Karl Rudolf von Buol-SchauensteinPermalink
(1823.07.02 – 1833.10.23)

Born:1760.06.30
Ordained Priest:1783.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1794.10.05
Died:1833.10.23 († 73)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1794.01.22] 1794.09.12 – 1823.07.02)

Bishop of Chur–Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) (1823.07.02 – 1833.10.23)

Bishops of Chur (Roman Rite)

Bishop Karl Rudolf von Buol-SchauensteinPermalink
(1794.09.12 – 1823.07.02)

(see above)

Bishop Dionys Graf von RostPermalink
(1777.07.28 – 1793.10.31)

Born:1716.01.15
Ordained Priest:1740.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1777.09.14
Died:1793.10.31 († 77)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1777.04.16] 1777.07.28 – 1793.10.31)

Bishop Johann Anton von FederspielPermalink
(1755.07.21 – 1777.02.27)

Born:1708.10.23
Ordained Priest:1731.07.22
Consecrated Bishop:1757.03.23
Died:1777.02.27 († 68)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1755.02.06] 1755.07.21 – 1777.02.27)

Bishop Joseph Benedikt Graf von RostPermalink
(1729.03.23 – 1754.11.12)

Born:1696.02.17
Ordained Priest:1720.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:1729.09.09
Died:1754.11.12 († 58)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1728.12.13] 1729.03.23 – 1754.11.12)

Bishop Ulrich von FederspielPermalink
(1692.12.01 – 1728.10.11)

Born:1657.05.07
Ordained Priest:1682.03.28
Consecrated Bishop:1693.03.01
Died:1728.10.11 († 71)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1692.04.28] 1692.12.01 – 1728.10.11)

Bishop Ulrich de MontPermalink
(1661.12.19 – 1692.02.28)

Born:1624.01.01
Ordained Priest:1650
Consecrated Bishop:1662.05.05
Died:1692.02.28 († 68)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1661.02.23] 1661.12.19 – 1692.02.28)

Bishop Johann FlugiPermalink
(1636.09.14 – 1661.01.24)

Born:1595.12.13
Ordained Priest:1621
Consecrated Bishop:1636.12.14
Died:1661.01.24 († 65)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) ([1636.02.01] 1636.09.14 – 1661.01.24)

Bishop Joseph Mohr von ZernetzPermalink
(1627.09.10 – 1635.08.06)

Died:1635.08.06

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1627.09.10 – 1635.08.06)

Bishop Giovanni Flugi de AspremontPermalink
(1601.04.09 – 1627)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1601.04.09 – 1627)

Bishop Peter von RascherPermalink
(1581.11.06 – 1601.06.03)

Died:1601.06.03

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1581.11.06 – 1601.06.03)

Bishop Beatus di PortaPermalink
(1565.08.24 – 1581)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1565.08.24 – 1581)

Bishop Thomas PlantaPermalink
(1550.03.19 – 1565.05.04)

Died:1565.05.04

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1550.03.19 – 1565.05.04)

Bishop Licius IterPermalink
(1542.04.26 – 1548.12.04)

Died:1548.12.04

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1542.04.26 – 1548.12.04)

Bishop Paul Ziegler von ZiegelbergPermalink
(1505.06.06 – 1541.08.25)

Died:1541.08.25

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1505.06.06 – 1541.08.25)

Bishop Heinrich von HöwenPermalink
(1491.09.09 – 1505)

Apostolic Administrator of Chur (Switzerland) (1441.03.08 – 1452)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1491.09.09 – 1505)

Bishop Ortlieb von BrandisPermalink
(1458.07.31 – 1491.07.25)

Died:1491.07.25

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1458.07.31 – 1491.07.25)

Bishop Leonhard WyssmayerPermalink
(1456.11.12 – 1458.06.12)

Died:1458.06.12

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1456.11.12 – 1458.06.12)

Bishop Anton de TosabetisPermalink
(1456.05.10 – 1456)

Died:1456

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1456.05.10 – 1456)

Fr. Heinrich von Höwen (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1441.03.08 – 1452)

Fr. Konrad von RechbergPermalink
(1440.01.24 – 1441 not possessed)

Died:1441

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1440.01.24 – 1441 not possessed)

Bishop Johann NasoPermalink
(1418.07.11 – 1440.01.24)

Died:1440.01.24

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1418.07.11 – 1440.01.24)

Bishop Johannes Ambundii (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1418.02.28 – 1418.07.11)

Born:1384
Died:1424.06.16 († 40)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1418.02.28 – 1418.07.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Riga (Latvia) (1418.07.11 – 1424.06.16)

Bishop AntoniusPermalink
(1390.02.15 – 1391?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1390.02.15 – 1391?)

Bishop Hartmann di Werdenberg-SargansPermalink
(1388.10.24 – 1416.09.06)

Died:1416.09.06

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1388.10.24 – 1416.09.06)

Bishop BartholomäusPermalink
(1388 – 1390)

Died:1390

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1388 – 1390)

Bishop Johann von EhingenPermalink
(1376.04.02 – 1388.06.30)

Died:1388.06.30

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1376.04.02 – 1388.06.30)

Bishop Friedrich von ErdingenPermalink
(1368.11.20 – 1376.04.02)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1368.11.20 – 1376.04.02)

Bishop of Brixen (Italy) (1376.04.02 – 1396)

Bishop Petr Jelito (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1356.06.10 – 1368.06.09)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1356.06.10 – 1368.06.09)

Bishop of Litomyšl (1368.06.09 – 1371.10.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Magdeburg (Germany) (1371.10.13 – 1381)

Archbishop-Bishop of Olomouc (Czechia) (1381 – 1387)

Bishop Ulrich von Lenzburg, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1331.06.14 – 1355.03.24)

Died:1355.03.24

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1331.06.14 – 1355.03.24)

Bishop Johann von PfefferhartPermalink
(1325.06.12 – 1331.05.23)

Died:1331.05.23

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1325.06.12 – 1331.05.23)

Bishop Hermann von EichenbachPermalink
(1324 – 1325)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1324 – 1325)

Bishop Rodolfo di MontfortPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1322.10.01 – 1324)

Bishop Rodolfo di MontfortPermalink
(1322.03.19 – 1322.10.01)

Died:1334.03.27

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1322.03.19 – 1322.10.01)

Apostolic Administrator of Chur (Switzerland) (1322.10.01 – 1324)

Bishop of Konstanz (Germany) (1322.10.01 – 1334.03.27)

Bishop Siegfried von GeilnhausenPermalink
(1298.11.20 – 1321.07.19)

Died:1321.07.19

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1298.11.20 – 1321.07.19)

Fr. Hugo von Montfort (later Bishop)Permalink
(1298 – 1298.08.03)

Died:1298.08.03

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1298 – 1298.08.03)

Bishop Berthold von HeiligenbergPermalink
(1290 – 1298.01.17)

Died:1298.01.17

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1290 – 1298.01.17)

Bishop Friedrich von MontfortPermalink
(1288.01.05 – 1290.06.03)

Died:1290.06.03

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1288.01.05 – 1290.06.03)

Bishop Konrad von BelmontPermalink
(1272 – 1282.09.25)

Died:1282.09.25

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1272 – 1282.09.25)

Bishop Heinrich Montfort, O.P.Permalink
(1255 – 1272.11.14)

Died:1272.11.14

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1255 – 1272.11.14)

Bishop Volkhard von NeuenburgPermalink
(1237.11.01 – 1251.10.16)

Died:1251.10.16

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1237.11.01 – 1251.10.16)

Bishop Ulrich von KyrburgPermalink
(1233 – 1237.06.17)

Died:1237.06.17

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1233 – 1237.06.17)

Bishop Berthold von HelffensteinPermalink
(1229 – 1233.08.25)

Died:1233.08.25

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1229 – 1233.08.25)

Bishop Rudolf von GüttingenPermalink
(1222 – 1226.09.18)

Died:1226.09.18

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1222 – 1226.09.18)

Bishop Heinrich von RealtePermalink
(1221 – 1222)

Died:1222

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1221 – 1222)

Bishop Arnold von MätschPermalink
(1209 – 1221.12.24)

Died:1221.12.24

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1209 – 1221.12.24)

Bishop RainierPermalink
(1200 – 1209.11.09)

Died:1209.11.09

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1200 – 1209.11.09)

Bishop Arnold von MätschPermalink
(1194 – 1200)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1194 – 1200)

Bishop Heinrich von ArbonPermalink
(1180 – 1193.11.09)

Died:1193.11.09

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1180 – 1193.11.09)

Bishop Bruno von EhrenfelsPermalink
(1179 – 1180.02.01)

Died:1180.02.01

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1179 – 1180.02.01)

Bishop Ulrich von TegernfeldPermalink
(1170 – 1179)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1170 – 1179)

Bishop Egino von EhrenfelsPermalink
(1167 – 1170.08.09)

Consecrated Bishop:1167.04.16
Died:1170.08.09

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1167 – 1170.08.09)

Saint Bishop Adalgotto, O. Cist.Permalink
(1151.02.04 – 1160.10.03)

Died:1160.10.03

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1151.02.04 – 1160.10.03)

Bishop and religious of Order of Cistercians (Cistercians).

Bishop KonradPermalink
(1142.07.18? – 1150.03.27)

Died:1150.03.27

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1142.07.18? – 1150.03.27)

Bishop Konrad von BibereggPermalink
(1123.04.29 – 1142.05.19)

Died:1142.05.19

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1123.04.29 – 1142.05.19)

Bishop WidoPermalink
(1096 – 1122.05.17)

Died:1122.05.17

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1096 – 1122.05.17)

Bishop Ulrich von TaraspPermalink
(1089 – 1096.07.30)

Died:1096.07.30

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1089 – 1096.07.30)

Bishop NorbertPermalink
(1079 – 1088.01.26)

Died:1088.01.26

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1079 – 1088.01.26)

Bishop HeinrichPermalink
(1070 – 1078.12.23)

Died:1078.12.23

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1070 – 1078.12.23)

Bishop DietmarPermalink
(1040 – 1070.01.28)

Died:1070.01.28

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1040 – 1070.01.28)

Bishop HartmannPermalink
(1030? – 1040)

Died:1040

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1030? – 1040)

Bishop UlrichPermalink
(1000? – 1024?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1000? – 1024?)

Bishop RupertPermalink
(1000? – ?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1000? – ?)

Bishop HiltiboldPermalink
(972? – 988?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (972? – 988?)

Bishop HartbertPermalink
(951 – 971.01.06)

Died:971.01.06

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (951 – 971.01.06)

Bishop WaldoPermalink
(920? – 949.05.17)

Died:949.05.17

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (920? – 949.05.17)

Bishop DietholfPermalink
(888 – 913?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (888 – 913?)

Bishop RotharPermalink
(? – 887.09.13?)

Died:887.09.13?

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (? – 887.09.13?)

Bishop HessoPermalink
(849? – 868?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (849? – 868?)

Bishop VerendarioPermalink
(836? – 842?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (836? – 842?)

Bishop VittorePermalink
(831? – ?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (831? – ?)

Bishop RemedioPermalink
(800? – ?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (800? – ?)

Bishop ConstanzoPermalink
(773? – ?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (773? – ?)

Bishop TelloPermalink
(759? – 765?)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (759? – 765?)

Saint Bishop Ursicinus of ChurPermalink
(? – 760?)

Died:760?

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (? – 760?)

Bishop.

Saint Fr. Valentian (later Bishop)Permalink
(548? – 548.01.07)

Died:548.01.07 (Chur, Switzerland)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (548? – 548.01.07)

Bishop.

Saint Archbishop LuziusPermalink
(? – 500?)

Died:500? 🩸

Archbishop-Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (? – 500?)

Martyr. Archbishop.

Former Prelates


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