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Diocese of

Sion

Switzerland Switzerland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 5,589 km²

Population: 261,963 Catholics (73.6% of 356,145 total) (2018)

Statistics: 161 parishes, 2 missions, 171 priests (140 diocesan, 31 religious), 20 deacons, 274 lay religious (33 brothers, 241 sisters), 4 seminarians (2018)

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

Patron Saint: Saint Théodore d’Octodure (August 16)

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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. (70)Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey, C.R.B. (70)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sion (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey, C.R.B. (70)Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey, C.R.B. (70)Permalink
(2014.07.08 – ...)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland)

Evangelii gaudium

Born:1950.08.02 (Orsières, 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 (78)Bishop Norbert Brunner (78)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 SchweryPermalink
(1977.07.22 – 1995.04.01)

Spiritus Domini gaudium et spes

Born:1932.06.14 (Saint-Léonard, Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1957.07.07
Consecrated Bishop:1977.09.17
Created Cardinal:1991.06.28
Died:2021.01.07 (Saint-Léonard, Switzerland † 88)

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 – 2021.01.07)

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
(1642.10.25 – 1646.09.19)

Born: (Switzerland)
Died:1646.09.19

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1642.10.25 – 1646.09.19)

Fr. Barthélemy SupersaxoPermalink
(1638.06.06 – 1640.07.16 not possessed)

Born: (Switzerland)
Died:1640.07.16

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1638.06.06 – 1640.07.16 not possessed)

Bishop Hildebrand JostPermalink
(1614.09.06 – 1638.05.16)

Born: (Switzerland)
Died:1638.05.16

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1614.09.06 – 1638.05.16)

Bishop Adrien de Riedmatten, C.R.A.Permalink
(1605.12.19 – 1613.10.08)

Born: (Switzerland)
Died:1613.10.08

Abbot Ordinary of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune (Switzerland) (1587 – 1605.12.19)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1605.12.19 – 1613.10.08)

Bishop Jean de RiedmattenPermalink
(1568.02.20 – 1604.12.04)

Born: (Switzerland)
Died:1604.12.04

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1568.02.20 – 1604.12.04)

Bishop Jean JordanPermalink
(1548.06.13 – 1565.06.12)

Born: (Switzerland)
Died:1565.06.12

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1548.06.13 – 1565.06.12)

Bishop Adrien de RiedmattenPermalink
(1542.05.15 – 1548.03.17)

Born: (Switzerland)
Died:1548.03.17

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1542.05.15 – 1548.03.17)

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
(1496.08.31 – 1499.08.30)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1496.08.31 – 1499.08.30)

Bishop Jost von SilenenPermalink
(1482.08.02 – 1496.04.15)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1482.08.02 – 1496.04.15)

Bishop Walter SupersaxoPermalink
(1458.02.28 – 1482.07.07)

Died:1482.07.07

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1458.02.28 – 1482.07.07)

Bishop Henri AsperlinPermalink
(1454.08.26 – 1457.12.15)

Died:1457.12.15

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1454.08.26 – 1457.12.15)

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
(1437.06.02 – 1451.01.30)

Died:1451.01.30

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1437.06.02 – 1451.01.30)

Archbishop André dei Benzi de Gualdo (Andrea Brenti)Permalink
(1431.04.20 – 1437.04.17)

Died:1437.04.17

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1413.01.04 – 1418.06.06)

Archbishop of Bač (Serbia) (1413.01.04 – 1418.06.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Sion (Switzerland) (1418.06.06 – 1431.04.20)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1431.04.20 – 1437.04.17)

Archbishop André dei Benzi de Gualdo (Andrea Brenti)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1418.06.06 – 1431.04.20)

Bishop Guillaume de RarognePermalink
(1402.07.12 – 1417)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1402.07.12 – 1417)

Bishop Guillaume de RarognePermalink
(1394.01.23 – 1402.05.27)

Died:1402.05.27

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1394.01.23 – 1402.05.27)

Bishop Humbert de BillensPermalink
(1389.02.07 – 1392.11.28)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1389.02.07 – 1392.11.28)

Bishop Henri de BlanchisPermalink
(1389.02? – 1393.07.16)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1389.02? – 1393.07.16)

Bishop Robert ChambrierPermalink
(1387 – 1387)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1387 – 1387)

Bishop Guillaume de La Baume-Saint-AmourPermalink
(1386.04.27 – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1386.04.27 – ?)

Bishop Adalbert de Savoie-Achaïe (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1375.11.27 – 1386.02.21)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1375.11.27 – 1386.02.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tarentaise (France) (1386.02.21 – 1395)

Bishop Guichard TavelliPermalink
(1342.09.25 – 1375.08.08)

Died:1375.08.08

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1342.09.25 – 1375.08.08)

Bishop Philippe de Chambarlhac (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1338.05.22 – 1342.09.25)

Died:1361.06

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1338.05.22 – 1342.09.25)

Archbishop of Nicosia (1342.09.25 – 1360.07.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bordeaux (France) (1360.07.21 – 1361.06)

Bishop Aymon de la Tour dit de ChâtillonPermalink
(1323.11.23 – 1338.04.24)

Died:1338.04.24

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1323.11.23 – 1338.04.24)

Bishop Aymon de Challant-ChâtillonPermalink
(1308.07 – 1323.07.16)

Died:1323.07.16

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1308.07 – 1323.07.16)

Bishop Boniface de ChallantPermalink
(1289.12.15 – 1308.06.18)

Died:1308.06.18

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1289.12.15 – 1308.06.18)

Bishop Pierre d’OronPermalink
(1273.12 – 1287.02.18)

Died:1287.02.18

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1273.12 – 1287.02.18)

Bishop Rodolphe de ValpellinePermalink
(1271.06 – 1273.07)

Died:1273.07

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1271.06 – 1273.07)

Bishop Henri de RarognePermalink
(1243 – 1271.04.19)

Died:1271.04.19

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1243 – 1271.04.19)

Bishop Boson de GrangesPermalink
(1237.11 – 1243.01.31)

Died:1243.01.31

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1237.11 – 1243.01.31)

Bishop Landry de MontPermalink
(1206? – 1237?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1206? – 1237?)

Bishop de SaillonPermalink
(1203? – 1205.07.03)

Died:1205.07.03

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1203? – 1205.07.03)

Bishop Nantelme d’ÉcublensPermalink
(1196 – 1203.05.12)

Died:1203.05.12

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1196 – 1203.05.12)

Bishop GuillaumePermalink
(1184? – 1196.07.10)

Died:1196.07.10

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1184? – 1196.07.10)

Bishop CononPermalink
(1179 – 1181?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1179 – 1181?)

Bishop Guillaume de BlonayPermalink
(1176 – 1177)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1176 – 1177)

Bishop Amédée de La TourPermalink
(1162 – 1168?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1162 – 1168?)

Bishop LouisPermalink
(1150 – 1162?)

Died:1162?

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1150 – 1162?)

Bishop LouisPermalink
(1150 – 1162?)

Died:1162?

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1150 – 1162?)

Saint Bishop Guérin de Sion, O. Cist.Permalink
(1138? – 1150.08.27)

Born:1065? (Mousson, France)
Died:1150.08.27 (Aulps, France † 85)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1138? – 1150.08.27)

Bishop and religious of Order of Cistercians (Cistercians).

Bishop BosonPermalink
(1135? – 1138?)

Died:1138?

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1135? – 1138?)

Bishop Vilencus de FaucignyPermalink
(1107? – 1116?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1107? – 1116?)

Bishop GausbertPermalink
(? – 1092?)

Died:1092?

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (? – 1092?)

Bishop HermenfroiPermalink
(1054? – 1087?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1054? – 1087?)

Bishop Aymon de SavoiePermalink
(1034? – 1054.07.13)

Died:1054.07.13

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1034? – 1054.07.13)

Bishop Eberhardus de BourgognePermalink
(1020? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (1020? – ?)

Bishop HuguesPermalink
(993? – 1018?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (993? – 1018?)

Bishop AmizoPermalink
(983? – 985?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (983? – 985?)

Bishop VultcheriusPermalink
(950? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (950? – ?)

Bishop ManfredusPermalink
(940? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (940? – ?)

Bishop VulfinusPermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (? – ?)

Bishop AsmundusPermalink
(932? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (932? – ?)

Bishop WalteriusPermalink
(877? – 899?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (877? – 899?)

Bishop HeyminusPermalink
(825? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (825? – ?)

Bishop AdalongusPermalink
(810? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (810? – ?)

Saint Bishop Altheus de SionPermalink
(800? – ?)

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

Bishop.

Bishop WillicariusPermalink
(762? – 765?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (762? – 765?)

Saint Bishop Aimé de SionPermalink
(660? – 690)

Died:690

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (660? – 690)

Bishop.

Bishop ProtasiusPermalink
(650? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (650? – ?)

Bishop DracoaldPermalink
(614? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (614? – ?)

Bishop LeudemondPermalink
(613? – 614?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (613? – 614?)

Bishop RusticusPermalink
(602? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (602? – ?)

Saint Bishop Héliodore de SionPermalink
(585? – ?)

Bishop of Sion (Switzerland) (585? – ?)

Bishop.

Bishops of Octodurum (Roman Rite)

Bishop AgricolaPermalink
(565? – ?)

Bishop of Octodurum (Switzerland) (565? – ?)

Bishop RufusPermalink
(541? – 549?)

Bishop of Octodurum (Switzerland) (541? – 549?)

Bishop ConstantiusPermalink
(517? – ?)

Bishop of Octodurum (Switzerland) (517? – ?)

Bishop ProtasiusPermalink
(490? – ?)

Bishop of Octodurum (Switzerland) (490? – ?)

Bishop SalviusPermalink
(450? – ?)

Bishop of Octodurum (Switzerland) (450? – ?)

Saint Bishop Théodore d’OctodurePermalink
(381? – 400)

Died:400 (Switzerland)

Bishop of Octodurum (Switzerland) (381? – 400)

Bishop.

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