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Diocese of Münster

Dioecesis Monasteriensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Felix Genn, Bishop
  • Dieter Geerlings, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Christoph Hegge, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Wilfried Theising, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Heinrich Timmerevers, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Stefan Zekorn, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Heinrich Janssen, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Friedrich Ostermann, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 800
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Köln {Cologne}
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Germany
  • Square Kilometers: 15,268 (5,897 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.bistum-muenster.de/
  • Mailing Address: Postfach 1366, Domplatz 27, D-48143 Munster, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • Telephone: (0251)4950
  • Fax: 495.523

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
800ErectedDiocese of Münster (erected)
12 May 1559Territory LostDiocese of Münster
Diocese of Utrecht
Diocese of Groningen (erected)
12 May 1559Territory LostDiocese of Münster
Diocese of Utrecht
Diocese of Deventer (erected)
23 February 1957Territory LostArchdiocese 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
19502,057,7953,606,66957.1%1,466841,5501,3276808,465622ap1951
19702,158,8023,731,68057.9%1,2975451,8421,1718257,223586ap1971
19802,118,1763,667,61057.8%1,1974291,6261,302646905,850686ap1981
19902,086,2793,811,14754.7%1,1513471,4981,3921426464,701689ap1991
19992,090,2714,167,19350.2%1,0922851,3771,5172014523,674689ap2000
20002,085,5264,212,63149.5%9842671,2511,6672094183,390689ap2001
20012,073,9644,221,39349.1%9422661,2081,7161904083,279688ap2002
20022,072,0374,243,61948.8%1,0722471,3191,5701963953,060682ap2003
20032,065,1034,256,71948.5%1,0682431,3111,5752263853,066681ap2004
20042,056,4274,317,93747.6%1,0692341,3031,5782363642,957675ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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