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Diocese of

Dresden–Meißen

Germany Germany

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 16,934 km²

Population: 141,717 Catholics (3.5% of 4,097,028 total) (2018)

Statistics: 81 parishes, 213 priests (169 diocesan, 44 religious), 10 deacons, 170 lay religious (49 brothers, 121 sisters), 8 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Berlin

Neighbouring Dioceses: Bamberg (↙), Erfurt (←), Magdeburg (↖), Görlitz (↗), Legnica (→), Litoměřice (↘), Plzeň (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint Benno von Woldenburg

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: November 5

Address: Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer 84, 01309 Dresden, Germany

Phone: (0351) 3364-600

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History


Special Churches

Bamberg (↙), Erfurt (←), Magdeburg (↖), Görlitz (↗), Legnica (→), Litoměřice (↘), Plzeň (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.04.29 – ...):Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers (68)Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Dresden–Meißen (Roman Rite)

Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers (68)Bishop Heinrich Timmerevers (68)Permalink
(2016.04.29 – ...)

Bishop of Dresden–Meißen (Germany)

Suchet wo Christus ist

Born:1952.08.25 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1980.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:2001.09.02

Titular Bishop of Tulana (2001.07.06 – 2016.04.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany) (2001.07.06 – 2016.04.29)

Bishop of Dresden–Meißen (Germany) (2016.04.29 – ...)

Archbishop Heiner Koch (66)Bishop Heiner Koch (66) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2013.01.18 – 2015.06.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Berlin (Germany)

Gaudete semper Dominus prope

Born:1954.06.13 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1980.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:2006.05.07

Titular Bishop of Roscrea (2006.03.17 – 2013.01.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Köln (Germany) (2006.03.17 – 2013.01.18)

Bishop of Dresden–Meißen (Germany) (2013.01.18 – 2015.06.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Berlin (Germany) (2015.06.08 – ...)

Bishop Joachim Friedrich Reinelt (84)Bishop Joachim Friedrich Reinelt (84)Permalink
(1988.01.02 – 2012.02.20)

Bishop emeritus of Dresden–Meißen (Germany)

Jesus in medio

Born:1936.10.21 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1961.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1988.02.20

Bishop of Dresden–Meißen (Germany) (1988.01.02 – 2012.02.20)

Bishop Gerhard SchaffranPermalink
(1979.11.15 – 1987.08.01)

Soli Deo

Born:1912.07.04 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1937.08.01
Consecrated Bishop:1963.01.22
Died:1996.03.04 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Semnea (1962.11.24 – 1970.09.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Wrocław (Poland) (1962.11.24 – 1970.09.12)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1970.09.12 – 1979.11.15)

Bishop of Dresden–Meißen (Germany) (1979.11.15 – 1987.08.01)

Bishops of Meißen (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gerhard SchaffranPermalink
(1970.09.12 – 1979.11.15)

(see above)

Bishop Otto SpülbeckPermalink
(1958.06.23 – 1970.06.21)

Unum in veritate et lætitia

Born:1904.01.08 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1930.04.05
Consecrated Bishop:1955.07.25
Died:1970.06.21 († 66)

Titular Bishop of Christopolis (1955.06.28 – 1958.06.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1955.06.28 – 1958.06.23)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1958.06.23 – 1970.06.21)

Bishop Heinrich Wienken (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1951.03.09 – 1957.08.19)

Vitam impendere vero

Born:1883.02.14 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1909.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1937.04.11
Died:1961.01.21 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Arethusa (1937.02.22 – 1951.03.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1937.02.22 – 1951.03.09)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1951.03.09 – 1957.08.19)

Titular Archbishop of Mocissus (1957.08.19 – 1961.01.21)

Bishop Petrus LeggePermalink
(1932.09.09 – 1951.03.09)

Contra spem in spem credere

Born:1882.10.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1907.03.22
Consecrated Bishop:1932.10.28
Died:1951.03.09 († 68)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1932.09.09 – 1951.03.09)

Bishop Konrad Gröber (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1931.01.13 – 1932.05.21)

Quos adunat fides fides conservat

Born:1872.04.01 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1897.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1931.02.01
Died:1948.02.14 († 75)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1931.01.13 – 1932.05.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) (1932.05.21 – 1948.02.14)

Bishop Christian SchreiberPermalink
(1921.08.12 – 1930.08.13)

In caritate Dei

Born:1872.08.03 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1898.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1921.09.14
Died:1933.09.01 († 61)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1921.08.12 – 1930.08.13)

Bishop of Berlin (Germany) (1930.08.13 – 1933.09.01)

Vicars Apostolic of Meißen (Roman Rite)

Msgr. Jakub SkalaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1920 – 1921)

Bishop Franz LöbmannPermalink
(1915.01.30 – 1920.12.04)

Born:1856.01.14 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1881.10.15
Consecrated Bishop:1915.03.23
Died:1920.12.04 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Priene (1915.01.30 – 1920.12.04)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1915.01.30 – 1920.12.04)

Prefect Apostolic of Lausitz (Germany) (1915.01.30 – 1920.12.04)

Bishop Aloys SchaeferPermalink
(1906.04.04 – 1914.09.05)

Born:1853.05.02 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1876.09.06
Consecrated Bishop:1906.05.16
Died:1914.09.05 († 61)

Titular Bishop of Abila (1906.04.04 – 1914.09.05)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1906.04.04 – 1914.09.05)

Prefect Apostolic of Lausitz (Germany) (1906.04.04 – 1914.09.05)

Bishop Ludwig WahlPermalink
(1890.07.11 – 1900)

Born:1831.09.07 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1856.08.09
Consecrated Bishop:1890.07.20
Died:1905.06.06 († 73)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1890.07.11 – 1900)

Prefect Apostolic of Lausitz (Germany) (1890.07.11 – 1900)

Titular Bishop of Cocussus (1890.07.11 – 1905.06.06)

Bishop Franz BernertPermalink
(1876.01.28 – 1890.03.18)

Born:1811.04.04
Ordained Priest:1834.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:1876.03.18
Died:1890.03.18 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Azotus (1876.01.28 – 1890.03.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1876.01.28 – 1890.03.18)

Prefect Apostolic of Lausitz (Germany) (1876.01.28 – 1890.03.18)

Bishop Ludwig ForwerkPermalink
(1854.07.11 – 1875.01.08)

Born:1816.08.29 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1839.11.18
Consecrated Bishop:1854.09.24
Died:1875.01.08 († 58)

Titular Bishop of Leontopolis in Bithynia (1854.07.11 – 1875.01.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1854.07.11 – 1875.01.08)

Prefect Apostolic of Lausitz (Germany) (1854.07.11 – 1875.01.08)

Bishop Joseph DittrichPermalink
(1846.04.20 – 1853.10.05)

Born:1794.04.25
Ordained Priest:1818.08.20
Consecrated Bishop:1846.05.10
Died:1853.10.05 († 59)

Titular Bishop of Corycus (1846.04.20 – 1853.10.05)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1846.04.20 – 1853.10.05)

Prefect Apostolic of Lausitz (Germany) (1846.04.20 – 1853.10.05)

Bishop Franz Laurenz Mauermann, O.S.B.Permalink
(1841.11.26 – 1845.10.25)

Born:1780.10.19
Ordained Priest:1803.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1842.03.06
Died:1845.10.25 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Ramata (1841.11.26 – 1845.10.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1841.11.26 – 1845.10.25)

Bishop Ignaz Bernhard MauermannPermalink
(1819.01.31 – 1841.09.14)

Born:1786.02.02
Ordained Priest:1808.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1819.07.11
Died:1841.09.14 († 55)

Titular Bishop of Pella (1819.01.31 – 1841.09.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1819.01.31 – 1841.09.14)

Prefect Apostolic of Lausitz (Germany) (1831 – 1841.09.14)

Bishop Johann Aloys SchneiderPermalink
(1801.01.29 – 1818.12.22)

Born:1752.04.12 (Czechia)
Ordained Priest:1775.09.26
Consecrated Bishop:1816.07.14
Died:1818.12.22 († 66)

Titular Bishop of Argos (1801.01.29 – 1818.12.22)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1801.01.29 – 1818.12.22)

Fr. Franz Herz, S.J.Permalink
(1764 – 1800)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1764 – 1800)

Fr. Augustin Eggs, S.J.Permalink
(1763 – 1764)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1763 – 1764)

Fr. Leo Rauch, S.J.Permalink
(1749 – 1763)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1749 – 1763)

Fr. Ludwig Liegeritz, S.J.Permalink
(1743 – 1749)

Vicar Apostolic of Meißen (Germany) (1743 – 1749)

Bishops of Meißen (Roman Rite)

Bishop Johann von HaugwitzPermalink
(1555.10.25 – ?)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1555.10.25 – ?)

Bishop Nicolaus von CarlowitzPermalink
(1550.07.14 – 1555)

Died:1555

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1550.07.14 – 1555)

Bishop Johann von MaltitzPermalink
(1537.10.13 – 1549.11.30)

Died:1549.11.30

Coadjutor Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (? – 1537.10.13)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1537.10.13 – 1549.11.30)

Bishop Johann von SchleinitzPermalink
(1518.07.05 – 1537.10.13)

Died:1537.10.13

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1518.07.05 – 1537.10.13)

Bishop Johann von SaalhausenPermalink
(1488.02.08 – 1518.04.10)

Died:1518.04.10

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1488.02.08 – 1518.04.10)

Bishop Johann von WeißenbachPermalink
(1476.06.19 – 1487.11.01)

Died:1487.11.01

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1476.06.19 – 1487.11.01)

Bishop Dietrich von SchönbergPermalink
(1463.08.18 – 1476.04.12)

Died:1476.04.12

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1463.08.18 – 1476.04.12)

Bishop Caspar von SchönbergPermalink
(1451.06.09 – 1463.05.31)

Died:1463.05.31

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1451.06.09 – 1463.05.31)

Bishop Johann HoffmannPermalink
(1427.09.10 – 1451.04.12)

Died:1451.04.12

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1427.09.10 – 1451.04.12)

Bishop Rudolf von der PlanitzPermalink
(1411.03.11 – 1427.05.23)

Died:1427.05.23

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1411.03.11 – 1427.05.23)

Bishop Thimo von ColditzPermalink
(1398.12.12 – 1410.12.26)

Died:1410.12.26

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1398.12.12 – 1410.12.26)

Bishop Johann von Kittlitz und zu BaruthPermalink
(1392.09.02 – 1398.12.01)

Bishop of Lebus (Germany) (1382.12.03 – 1392.09.02)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1392.09.02 – 1398.12.01)

Bishop Nikolaus von Meißen, O.P.Permalink
(1379.03.19 – 1392.02.11)

Died:1392.02.11

Bishop of Lübeck (Germany) (1377.03.04 – 1379.03.19)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1379.03.19 – 1392.02.11)

Bishop Jan z Jenštejna (Johann von Jenstein) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1375.07.04 – 1379.03.19)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1375.07.04 – 1379.03.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Praha (Czechia) (1379.03.19 – 1396)

Bishop Konrad von Kirchberg-WallhausenPermalink
(1370.11.13 – 1375.05.26)

Died:1375.05.26

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1370.11.13 – 1375.05.26)

Bishop Johann von IsenburgPermalink
(1342 – 1370.01.04)

Died:1370.01.04

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1342 – 1370.01.04)

Bishop Withego von ColditzPermalink
(1312.04.05 – 1342.07.26)

Died:1342.07.26

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1312.04.05 – 1342.07.26)

Bishop Albrecht von LeisnigPermalink
(1297 – 1312.03.02)

Died:1312.03.02

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1297 – 1312.03.02)

Bishop Bernhard von KamenzPermalink
(1293 – 1296.10.12)

Died:1296.10.12

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1293 – 1296.10.12)

Bishop Withego von KamenzPermalink
(1266 – 1293.03.06)

Died:1293.03.06

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1266 – 1293.03.06)

Bishop Albrecht von MutzschenPermalink
(1258.02.05 – 1266.08.01)

Died:1266.08.01

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1258.02.05 – 1266.08.01)

Bishop Konrad von WallhausenPermalink
(1240 – 1258.01.06)

Died:1258.01.06

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1240 – 1258.01.06)

Bishop HeinrichPermalink
(1228.12 – 1240.06.24)

Died:1240.06.24

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1228.12 – 1240.06.24)

Bishop Bruno von PorstendorfPermalink
(1209 – ?)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1209 – ?)

Bishop Dietrich von KittlitzPermalink
(1191 – 1208.08.29)

Died:1208.08.29

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1191 – 1208.08.29)

Bishop MartinPermalink
(1170.11.27 – 1190.07.17)

Died:1190.07.17

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1170.11.27 – 1190.07.17)

Bishop GerungPermalink
(1152 – 1170.11.20)

Died:1170.11.20

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1152 – 1170.11.20)

Bishop AlbrechtPermalink
(1149 – 1152)

Died:1152

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1149 – 1152)

Bishop BertholdPermalink
(1146? – ?)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1146? – ?)

Bishop ReinwardPermalink
(1140 – 1146.07.24)

Died:1146.07.24

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1140 – 1146.07.24)

Bishop Godebold (Godebald, Gotthold)Permalink
(1125 – 1140.08.31)

Died:1140.08.31

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1125 – 1140.08.31)

Bishop GrambertPermalink
(1118? – 1125?)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1118? – 1125?)

Bishop Herwig (Hartwig)Permalink
(1108.05.30 – 1118.06.27)

Died:1118.06.27

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1108.05.30 – 1118.06.27)

Saint Bishop Benno von WoldenburgPermalink
(1066 – 1106.06.16)

Died:1106.06.16
Canonised:1523.05.31 (equipollently)

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1066 – 1106.06.16)

Bishop.

Bishop ReinerPermalink
(1051 – 1066.04.15)

Died:1066.04.15

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1051 – 1066.04.15)

Bishop BrunoPermalink
(1046.07.02 – 1064.01.13)

Died:1064.01.13

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1046.07.02 – 1064.01.13)

Bishop DietrichPermalink
(1024 – 1046.04.06)

Died:1046.04.06

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1024 – 1046.04.06)

Bishop HukbrechtPermalink
(1023 – 1024.04.05)

Died:1024.04.05

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1023 – 1024.04.05)

Bishop Eilward (Agilward, Hildward)Permalink
(1016 – 1023.04.23)

Consecrated Bishop:1016.05.18
Died:1023.04.23

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (1016 – 1023.04.23)

Bishop Eido (Ido, Ägidius)Permalink
(992 – 1015.12.20)

Died:1015.12.20

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (992 – 1015.12.20)

Bishop Volkold (Volkrad)Permalink
(972 – 992.08.23)

Died:992.08.23

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (972 – 992.08.23)

Bishop BurchardPermalink
(968 – 972.07.01)

Consecrated Bishop:968.12.25
Died:972.07.01

Bishop of Meißen (Germany) (968 – 972.07.01)

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