List of Catholic dioceses in Germany between 1821 and 1993

This list refers to the Roman Catholic dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces in Germany and the organisational changes between 1821 and 1994. The territorial changes through and after the Napoleonic Wars determined much of today's diocesan boundaries. The territorial changes after the World Wars were followed by new diocesan boundaries in the 1920s and 1970s. Internal reorganisations took place in the 1930s, 1950s and early 1990s.

The reorganisation of the Roman Catholic dioceses in Germany after 1818: Pre-Napoleonic diocesan borders as black lines, new diocesan areas as different-coloured fields, episcopal sees by 1824 as red spots.

Fulda Conference of BishopsEdit

This conference, preceding today's Conference of German Bishops, was established as Würzburg Conference of Bishops (only 1848) and as a regular institution named Fulda Conference since 1867. Renamed into German Bishops' Conference in 1965.

Ecclesiastical Province of BambergEdit

This ecclesiastical province was founded in 1818.

Eastern German Ecclesiastical ProvinceEdit

This ecclesiastical province emerged in 1930 and was dissolved in 1972. Diocesan areas east of the Oder-Neiße line were under apostolic administration by Polish clergy since 1945.

Ecclesiastical Province of Gnesen-PosenEdit

This historically Polish ecclesiastical province was made part of the Fulda Conference in 1821 and disentangled in 1918/1919. to join the Episcopal Conference of Poland

Middle German Ecclesiastical ProvinceEdit

Ecclesiastical Province of Munich and FreisingEdit

This ecclesiastical province was founded in 1821.

Rhenish Ecclesiastical ProvinceEdit

This ecclesiastical province was founded in 802, it is also called ecclesiastical province of Cologne.

Upper Rhenish Ecclesiastical ProvinceEdit

This ecclesiastical province was founded in 1821, it is also called ecclesiastical province of Freiburg im Breisgau.

Exempt diocesesEdit

See alsoEdit