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Archdiocese of Paderborn

Archidioecesis Paderbornensis

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  • Hans-Josef Becker, Archbishop
  • Hubert Berenbrinker, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Manfred Grothe, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Matthias König, Auxiliary Bishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 13 August 1930
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Germany
  • Square Kilometers: 14,754 (5,698 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Domplatz 3, D-33098 Paderborn, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • Telephone: (05251)1250
  • Fax: 12.54.70

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Paderborn
805ErectedDiocese of Paderborn (erected)
1792Territory LostDiocese of Paderborn Diocese of Corvey (erected)
16 August 1821Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Nordic Missions Diocese of Paderborn
16 August 1821Territory AddedDiocese of Corvey (suppressed) Diocese of Paderborn
Archdiocese of Paderborn
13 August 1930ElevatedDiocese of Paderborn Archdiocese of Paderborn
13 August 1930Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of North German Missions {Germania Settentrionale} (suppressed) Archdiocese of Paderborn
23 February 1957Territory LostArchdiocese of Köln {Cologne}
Diocese of Münster
Archdiocese of Paderborn
Diocese of Essen (erected)
23 July 1973Territory LostArchdiocese of Paderborn Apostolic Administration of Magdeburg (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Paderborn

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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