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Diocese of

Essen

Germany Germany

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 1,890 km²

Population: 775,280 Catholics (30.6% of 2,535,215 total) (2018)

Statistics: 42 parishes, 1 mission, 410 priests (328 diocesan, 82 religious), 79 deacons, 395 lay religious (94 brothers, 301 sisters), 11 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Köln

Neighbouring Dioceses: Aachen (↙), Münster (↑), Paderborn (→), Köln (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 8

Address: Zwölfling 16, 45127 Essen, Germany

Phone: (0201) 2204-1

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Aachen (↙), Münster (↑), Paderborn (→), Köln (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.10.28 – ...):Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck (57)Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck (57)

Military Ordinary of Germany (Germany)

Vice-President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community

Auxiliary Bishop (2008.06.27 – ...):Bishop Ludger Schepers (68)Bishop Ludger Schepers (68)

Titular Bishop of Neapolis in Proconsulari

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.03.14 – ...):Bishop Wilhelm Zimmermann (73)Bishop Wilhelm Zimmermann (73)

Titular Bishop of Benda

Ordinaries

Bishops of Essen (Roman Rite)

Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck (57)Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck (57)Permalink
(2009.10.28 – ...)

Bishop of Essen (Germany)
Military Ordinary of Germany (Germany)
Vice-President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community

Magnificat anima mea Dominum

Born:1964.06.19 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1989.10.10
Consecrated Bishop:2007.09.01

Titular Bishop of Mathara in Numidia (2007.07.18 – 2009.10.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany) (2007.07.18 – 2009.10.28)

Bishop of Essen (Germany) (2009.10.28 – ...)

Military Ordinary of Germany (Germany) (2011.02.24 – ...)

Vice-President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (2018.03.08 – ...)

Bishop Felix Genn (71)Bishop Felix Genn (71)Permalink
(2003.04.04 – 2008.12.19)

Bishop of Münster (Germany)

Annuntiamus vobis vitam

Born:1950.03.06 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1976.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.30

Titular Bishop of Uzalis (1999.04.16 – 2003.04.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Trier (Germany) (1999.04.16 – 2003.04.04)

Bishop of Essen (Germany) (2003.04.04 – 2008.12.19)

Bishop of Münster (Germany) (2008.12.19 – ...)

Bishop Hubert LuthePermalink
(1991.12.18 – 2002.05.22)

Ut non evacuetur crux

Born:1927.05.22 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1953.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1969.12.14
Died:2014.02.04 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Egabro (1969.10.28 – 1991.12.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Köln (Germany) (1969.10.28 – 1991.12.18)

Bishop of Essen (Germany) (1991.12.18 – 2002.05.22)

Cardinal Franz HengsbachPermalink
(1957.11.18 – 1991.02.21)

Eritis mihi testes

Born:1910.09.10 (Velmede, Germany)
Ordained Priest:1937.03.13
Consecrated Bishop:1953.09.29
Created Cardinal:1988.06.28
Died:1991.06.24 (Essen, Germany † 80)

Titular Bishop of Cantanus (1953.08.20 – 1957.11.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn (Germany) (1953.08.20 – 1957.11.18)

Bishop of Essen (Germany) (1957.11.18 – 1991.02.21)

Military Vicar of Germany (Germany) (1961.10.10 – 1978.05.22)

President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (1980 – 1984)

Vice-President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (1984 – 1986)

Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora di Guadalupe a Monte Mario (1988.06.28 – 1991.06.24)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.22

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