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Diocese of Essen

Dioecesis Essendiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Franz-Josef Overbeck, Bishop
  • Ludger Schepers, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Wilhelm Zimmermann, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Franz Grave, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Franz Vorrath, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 23 February 1957
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Köln {Cologne}
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Germany
  • Square Kilometers: 1,877 (724 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.bistum-essen.de/
  • Mailing Address: Bischofliches Generalvikariat, Zwolfling 16, D-45127; Postfach 100464, D-45004 Essen, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • Telephone: (0201)22.041
  • Fax: 2204.570

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
23 February 1957ErectedArchdiocese of Köln {Cologne}
Diocese of Münster
Archdiocese of Paderborn
Diocese of Essen (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
19701,335,3033,030,07144.1%8181739911,3472042,203232ap1971
19801,244,8082,813,15644.2%7812079881,259292471,489348ap1981
19901,154,5262,750,50042.0%6561688241,40164197964347ap1991
19991,038,8092,700,66638.5%5481406881,50975164623344ap2000
20001,023,0882,686,83138.1%5331336661,53674155578341ap2001
20011,006,3942,672,96337.7%5231316541,53874148489333ap2002
2002988,4332,659,65237.2%5151326471,52774149548321ap2003
2003970,4382,646,48036.7%5061316371,52375150529307ap2004
2004955,6512,633,70636.3%4971396361,50280156546293ap2005
2006930,6532,615,87335.6%4731245971,55879139453281ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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