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Diocese of Osnabrück

Dioecesis Osnabrugensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Franz-Josef Hermann Bode, Bishop
  • Johannes Wübbe, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Theodor Kettmann, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 772
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Hamburg
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Germany
  • Square Kilometers: 12,573 (4,856 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.bistum-osnabrueck.de/
  • Mailing Address: Hasestrasse 40/A, Postfach 1380, D-49003 Osnabruck, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • Telephone: (0541)3180
  • Fax: 318-117

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
772ErectedDiocese of Osnabrück (erected)
16 August 1821Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Nordic Missions Diocese of Osnabrück
13 August 1930Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of North German Missions {Germania Settentrionale} (suppressed) Diocese of Osnabrück
23 July 1973Territory LostDiocese of Osnabrück Apostolic Administration of Schwerin (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949910,0436,820,72313.3%689207091,2831172,345410ap1951
1969897,2627,424,74012.1%7371829199762602,591419ap1971
1980890,6276,600,80013.5%5822057871,131272672,011367ap1981
1990879,7595,915,04914.9%5281706981,260512271,635372ap1991
1999584,2702,053,12928.5%332774091,428451011,023255ap2000
2000581,5992,098,99427.7%326764021,446491021,056255ap2001
2001581,0012,106,92127.6%333643971,46351911,051255ap2002
2002582,5422,106,92127.6%336804161,40050801,051255ap2003
2003582,1832,106,92127.6%328713991,4595590951256ap2004
2004580,6152,106,92127.6%320723921,4815591965256ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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