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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Hamburg

Germany Germany

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 32,520 km²

Population: 398,425 Catholics (6.8% of 5,871,102 total) (2018)

Statistics: 56 parishes, 213 priests (177 diocesan, 36 religious), 74 deacons, 208 lay religious (43 brothers, 165 sisters), 6 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Hildesheim, Osnabrück

Neighbouring Dioceses: Hildesheim (↙), København (↑), Berlin (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint Ansgar (February 3)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 28

Address: Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat, Am Mariendom 4, D-20099 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: (040) 24877-0

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History


Special Churches

Hildesheim (↙), København (↑), Berlin (↘)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2015.01.26 – ...):Archbishop Stefan Heße (54)Archbishop Stefan Heße (54)
Auxiliary Bishop (2017.02.09 – ...):Bishop Horst Eberlein (70)Bishop Horst Eberlein (70)

Titular Bishop of Tisedi

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Hamburg (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Stefan Heße (54)Archbishop Stefan Heße (54)Permalink
(2015.01.26 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany)

Apud Deum omnia possibilia

Born:1966.08.07 (Köln, Germany)
Ordained Priest:1993.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:2015.03.14

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (2015.01.26 – ...)

Archbishop Werner Thissen (82)Archbishop Werner Thissen (82)Permalink
(2002.11.22 – 2014.03.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Hamburg (Germany)

In Christo nova creatura

Born:1938.12.03 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1966.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.24

Titular Bishop of Scampa (1999.04.16 – 2002.11.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1999.04.16 – 2002.11.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (2002.11.22 – 2014.03.21)

Archbishop Ludwig AverkampPermalink
(1994.10.24 – 2002.02.16)

Dominus prope

Born:1927.02.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1954.10.10
Consecrated Bishop:1973.02.24
Died:2013.07.29 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Thapsus (1973.01.18 – 1985.11.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Germany) (1973.01.18 – 1985.11.07)

Coadjutor Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1985.11.07 – 1987.09.09)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1987.09.09 – 1994.10.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (1994.10.24 – 2002.02.16)

Vicars Apostolic of North German Missions (Roman Rite)

Bishop Hermann Wilhelm Berning (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1921.11.22 – 1930.08.13)

Caritas Christi urget

Born:1877.03.26 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1900.03.10
Consecrated Bishop:1914.09.29
Died:1955.11.23 († 78)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1914.07.14 – 1955.11.23)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1914.09.15 – 1921.11.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) (1914.09.15 – 1921.11.22)

Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1921.11.22 – 1930.08.13)

Prefect Apostolic of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) (1921.11.22 – 1930.08.13)

Archbishop ad personam (1950 – 1955.11.23)

Bishop Hermann Wilhelm Berning (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1914.09.15 – 1921.11.22)

(see above)

Bishop Heinrich Hubertus Aloysius VoßPermalink
(1899.08.30 – 1914.03.03)

Born:1841.10.25 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1866.02.01
Died:1914.03.03 († 72)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1899.04.12 – 1914.03.03)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1899.08.30 – 1914.03.03)

Prefect Apostolic of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) (1899.08.30 – 1914.03.03)

Bishop Johann Bernard HötingPermalink
(1882.02.10 – 1898.10.21)

Born:1821.07.18 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1846.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1882.05.03
Died:1898.10.21 († 77)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1882.02.10 – 1898.10.21)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1882.02.10 – 1898.10.21)

Bishop Johannes Heinrich BeckmannPermalink
(1866.06.22 – 1878.07.30)

Born:1803.07.23 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1828.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1866.10.18
Died:1878.07.30 († 75)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) ([1866.04.05] 1866.06.22 – 1878.07.30)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of North German Missions (Germany) (1866.06.22 – 1878.07.30)

Vicars Apostolic of Nordic Missions (Roman Rite)

Bishop Paul Melchers, S.J. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1857.08.03 – 1866.01.08)

Born:1813.01.06 (Münster, Germany)
Ordained Priest:1841.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:1858.04.20
Created Cardinal:1885.07.27
Died:1895.12.14 (Roma, Italy † 82)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1857.08.03 – 1866.01.08)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Nordic Missions (Germany) (1857.08.03 – 1866.01.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1866.01.08 – 1885.07.03)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Stefano al Monte Celio (1885.07.30 – 1895.12.14)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1889.12.30 – 1891)

Bishop Karl Anton LüpkePermalink
(1846 – 1855.04.08)

Born:1775.07.26 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1799.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1830.10.28
Died:1855.04.08 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Anthedon (1830.07.05 – 1855.04.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1830.07.05 – 1855.04.08)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Nordic Missions (Germany) (1846 – 1855.04.08)

Bishop Johann Theodor LaurentPermalink
(1839.09.17 – 1841.12.01)

Born:1804.07.06 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1829.03.14
Consecrated Bishop:1839.12.27
Died:1884.02.20 († 79)

Vicar Apostolic of Nordic Missions (Germany) (1839.09.17 – 1841.12.01)

Titular Bishop of Chersonesus (1839.09.17 – 1884.02.20)

Vicar Apostolic of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) (1841.12.01 – 1856.07.10)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Hamburg–Bremen (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Georg von Braunschweig-LüneburgPermalink
(1561.02.14 – 1566.12.04)

Died:1566.12.04

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1561.02.14 – 1566.12.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Verden (Germany) (1561.02.14 – 1566.12.04)

Archbishop Christoph von Braunschweig-LüneburgPermalink
(1511.12.04 – 1558.01.22)

Died:1558.01.22

Coadjutor Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (? – 1511.12.04)

Bishop of Verden (Germany) (1503.06.07 – 1511.12.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1511.12.04 – 1558.01.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Verden (Germany) (1511.12.04 – 1558.01.22)

Archbishop Johann Rode von WalePermalink
(1497.04.27 – 1511.12.04)

Died:1511.12.04

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1497.04.27 – 1511.12.04)

Archbishop Heinrich von SchwarzburgPermalink
(1463.11.20 – 1496.12.24)

Died:1496.12.24

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1463.11.20 – 1496.12.24)

Archbishop Gerhard von der HoyePermalink
(1442.04.01 – 1463.04.14)

Died:1463.04.14

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1442.04.01 – 1463.04.14)

Archbishop Baldwin von Wenden, O.S.B.Permalink
(1434.12.22 – 1441.07.08)

Died:1441.07.08

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1434.12.22 – 1441.07.08)

Archbishop Nikolaus von Oldenburg-DelmenhorstPermalink
(1422.03.14 – 1434)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1422.03.14 – 1434)

Archbishop Johann von SchlamstorfPermalink
(1406.09.25 – 1421.12.20)

Died:1421.12.20

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1406.09.25 – 1421.12.20)

Archbishop Otto von Braunschweig-LüneburgPermalink
(1395.10.02 – 1406.06.30)

Died:1406.06.30

Bishop of Verden (Germany) (1389.05.05 – 1395.10.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1395.10.02 – 1406.06.30)

Archbishop Alberto di Brunswick-WolfenbüttelPermalink
(1360.07.17 – 1395.04.14)

Died:1395.04.14

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1360.07.17 – 1395.04.14)

Archbishop Godfried von ArnsbergPermalink
(1348.06.13 – ?)

Bishop of Osnabrück (Germany) (1321.05.14 – 1348.06.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1348.06.13 – ?)

Archbishop Otto von OldenburgPermalink
(1345.02.14 – 1348.03.14)

Died:1348.03.14

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1345.02.14 – 1348.03.14)

Archbishop Burchard GrellePermalink
(1327.09.25 – 1344.08.12)

Died:1344.08.12

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1327.09.25 – 1344.08.12)

Archbishop Jens GrandPermalink
(1310.02.11 – 1327.05.30)

Died:1327.05.30

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lund (Sweden) (1290.03.18 – 1302.03.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Riga (Latvia) (1302.03.30 – 1310.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1310.02.11 – 1327.05.30)

Fr. Bernhard von Wölpe (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1307 – 1307.09.17)

Died:1307.09.17

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1307 – 1307.09.17)

Archbishop Heinrich von GolternPermalink
(1306 – 1307.04.09)

Died:1307.04.09

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1306 – 1307.04.09)

Archbishop Giselbert von BrunkhorstPermalink
(1274.02.27 – 1306.11.17)

Died:1306.11.17

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1274.02.27 – 1306.11.17)

Archbishop Hildebold von WunstorfPermalink
(1259.04.17 – 1273.10.11)

Died:1273.10.11

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1259.04.17 – 1273.10.11)

Archbishop Gebhard von LippePermalink
(1219 – 1258.07.27)

Died:1258.07.27

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1219 – 1258.07.27)

Archbishop Gerhard von Oldenburg-WildeshausenPermalink
(1210.10.30 – 1219.08.13)

Died:1219.08.13

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1210.10.30 – 1219.08.13)

Archbishop Burghard von StumpenhausenPermalink
(1207 – 1210)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1207 – 1210)

Archbishop Hartwig von UtledePermalink
(1184 – 1207.11.03)

Died:1207.11.03

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1184 – 1207.11.03)

Archbishop Siegfried von Anhalt, O. Praem.Permalink
(1179.09 – 1184.10.24)

Died:1184.10.24

Bishop of Brandenburg (Germany) (1173? – 1179.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1179.09 – 1184.10.24)

Archbishop BalduinPermalink
(1169 – 1178)

Died:1178

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1169 – 1178)

Archbishop Hartwig von StadePermalink
(1148 – 1168.10.11)

Died:1168.10.11

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1148 – 1168.10.11)

Archbishop AdalbertPermalink
(1123 – 1148.08.25)

Died:1148.08.25

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1123 – 1148.08.25)

Archbishop FriedrichPermalink
(1104 – 1123.01)

Died:1123.01

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1104 – 1123.01)

Archbishop HumbertPermalink
(1101 – 1104.11.10)

Died:1104.11.10

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1101 – 1104.11.10)

Archbishop LiemarPermalink
(1072 – 1101.05.16)

Died:1101.05.16

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1072 – 1101.05.16)

Archbishop Adalberto di BremaPermalink
(1043.07.15 – 1072.03.16)

Died:1072.03.16

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg–Bremen (Germany) (1043.07.15 – 1072.03.16)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (1043.07.15 – 1072.03.16)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Hamburg (Roman Rite)

Archbishop AdalbrandPermalink
(1035.12.21 – 1043.04.15)

Died:1043.04.15

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (1035.12.21 – 1043.04.15)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (1035.12.21 – 1043.04.15)

Archbishop HermannPermalink
(1032.09.28 – 1035.09.19)

Died:1035.09.19

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (1032.09.28 – 1035.09.19)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (1032.09.28 – 1035.09.19)

Archbishop LibentiusPermalink
(1029 – 1032.08.25)

Died:1032.08.25

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (1029 – 1032.08.25)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (1029 – 1032.08.25)

Archbishop UnwanPermalink
(1013 – 1029.01.28)

Died:1029.01.28

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (1013 – 1029.01.28)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (1013 – 1029.01.28)

Archbishop LibentiusPermalink
(988 – 1013.02.14)

Died:1013.02.14

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (988 – 1013.02.14)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (988 – 1013.02.14)

Saint Archbishop Adaldago, O.S.B.Permalink
(936 – 988.04.28)

Died:988.04.28

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (936 – 988.04.28)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (936 – 988.04.28)

Archbishop and religious of Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines).

Archbishop UnniPermalink
(917 – 936.09.17)

Died:936.09.17

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (917 – 936.09.17)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (917 – 936.09.17)

Archbishop ReginwartPermalink
(915? – 917.10.01)

Died:917.10.01

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (915? – 917.10.01)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (915? – 917.10.01)

Archbishop HogerPermalink
(909 – 915.12.20)

Died:915.12.20

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (909 – 915.12.20)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (909 – 915.12.20)

Saint Archbishop AdalgarPermalink
(888 – 909.05.09)

Died:909.05.09

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (888 – 909.05.09)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (888 – 909.05.09)

Archbishop.

Saint Archbishop RimbertoPermalink
(865 – 888.06.11)

Died:888.06.11

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (865 – 888.06.11)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (865 – 888.06.11)

Archbishop.

Saint Archbishop Ansgario (Ansgar), O.S.B.Permalink
(834 – 865.02.03)

Born:801.09.08 (Corbie, France)
Died:865.02.03 (Bremen, Germany † 63)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hamburg (Germany) (834 – 865.02.03)

Bishop of Bremen (Germany) (848 – 865.02.03)

Archbishop and religious of Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines).

Former Prelates


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