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Diocese of

Sankt Gallen

Switzerland Switzerland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Sankt Gallen (Deutsch) / San Gallo (Italiano) / Sancti Galli (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Notes: United æque principaliter with Chur 1823.07.02–1847.04.08

Special Churches

Churches by City (146)

Rottenburg–Stuttgart (↑), Feldkirch (→), Vaduz (↘), Chur (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2006.07.06 – ...):Bishop Markus Büchel (73)Bishop Markus Büchel (73)

Vice-President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sankt Gallen (Roman Rite)

Bishop Markus Büchel (73)Bishop Markus Büchel (73)Permalink
(2006.07.06 – ...)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland)
Vice-President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland

In gaudio et spe

Born:1949.08.09 (Rüthi, Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1976.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:2006.09.17

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) (2006.07.06 – ...)

President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland (2012.09.05 – 2016.01.01)

Vice-President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland (2019.01.01 – ...)

Bishop Ivo FürerPermalink
(1995.03.29 – 2005.10.16)

Populo Dei inservire

Born:1930.04.20 (Gossau, Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1954.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:1995.06.05
Died:2022.07.12 (Gossau, Switzerland † 92)

General Secretary of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (1977 – 1995.03.29)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) ([1995.03.28] 1995.03.29 – 2005.10.16)

Bishop Otmar MäderPermalink
(1976.03.25 – 1994.09.24)

In fide spe et caritate

Born:1921.11.15 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1947.03.22
Consecrated Bishop:1976.05.02
Died:2003.04.25 († 81)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) ([1976.03.23] 1976.03.25 – 1994.09.24)

President of Conference of Bishops of Switzerland (1979 – 1983)

Bishop Joseph HaslerPermalink
(1957.04.18 – 1976.03.24)

Prodesse magis quam præesse

Born:1900.04.22 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1926.03.20
Consecrated Bishop:1957.05.26
Died:1985.12.20 († 85)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) ([1957.04.16] 1957.04.18 – 1976.03.24)

Bishop Josephus MeilePermalink
(1938.09.26 – 1957.01.06)

In justitia et caritate

Born:1891.07.24 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1917.03.24
Consecrated Bishop:1938.10.16
Died:1957.01.06 († 65)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) ([1938.09.20] 1938.09.26 – 1957.01.06)

Bishop Alois ScheiwilerPermalink
(1930.08.28 – 1938.07.20)

Justitia et pax

Born:1872.04.04 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1896.03.21
Consecrated Bishop:1930.10.05
Died:1938.07.20 († 66)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) ([1930.06.23] 1930.08.28 – 1938.07.20)

Bishop Robert BürklerPermalink
(1913.12.16 – 1930.05.28)

Consilio et fortitudine

Born:1863.03.06 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1888.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1914.02.01
Died:1930.05.28 († 67)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) ([1913.10.28] 1913.12.16 – 1930.05.28)

Bishop Ferdinand RüeggPermalink
(1906.05.16 – 1913.10.13)

Gratia et pax

Born:1847.04.20 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1870.11.06
Consecrated Bishop:1906.06.10
Died:1913.10.13 († 66)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) ([1906.03.27] 1906.05.16 – 1913.10.13)

Bishop Augustin EggerPermalink
(1882.07.03 – 1906.03.12)

Juste et pie

Born:1833.08.06 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1856.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:1882.08.06
Died:1906.03.12 († 72)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) ([1882.05.25] 1882.07.03 – 1906.03.12)

Bishop Carl Johann GreithPermalink
(1863.03.13 – 1882.05.17)

Born:1807.05.25 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1831.05.28
Consecrated Bishop:1863.05.03
Died:1882.05.17 († 74)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) ([1862.09.11] 1863.03.13 – 1882.05.17)

Bishop Johann Peter MirerPermalink
(1846.10.10 – 1862.08.30)

Born:1778.10.02 (Switzerland)
Ordained Priest:1800.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1847.06.29
Died:1862.08.30 († 83)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) (1846.10.10 – 1862.08.30)

Bishop Kaspar de Carl ab HobenbalkenPermalink
(1844.01.09 – 1846.10.10)

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 (Switzerland) (1843.01.27 – 1844.01.09)

Bishop of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) (1844.01.09 – 1846.10.10)

Bishop of Chur (Switzerland) (1844.01.09 – 1859.04.19)

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 (Switzerland) (1835.04.06 – 1844.01.09)

Bishop of 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 – 1833.10.23)

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

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 2,429 km²

Population: 244,911 Catholics (41.0% of 597,414 total) (2020)

Statistics: 142 parishes, 145 priests (80 diocesan, 65 religious), 33 deacons, 196 lay religious (68 brothers, 128 sisters), 10 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Gallus (October 16)

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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