Norbert Trelle

Norbert Trelle (born 5 September 1942) is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as auxiliary bishop of Cologne from 1992 till 2005, when he became bishop of Hildesheim.

His Excellency

Norbert Trelle
Bishop of Hildesheim
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Bishop Norbert Trelle
ChurchRoman Catholic
DioceseDiocese of Hildesheim
Appointed29 November 2005
Installed11 February 2006
Term ended9 September 2017
PredecessorJosef Homeyer
Other post(s)Auxiliary Bishop of Köln
Ordination2 February 1968
by Cardinal Josef Frings
Consecration1 May 1992
by Cardinal Joachim Meisner
Personal details
Born (1942-09-05) 5 September 1942 (age 79)
Kassel Germany
MottoFundamentum Est Christus Jesus
Coat of armsNorbert Trelle's coat of arms


Born in Kassel, Trelle was ordained to the priesthood on 2 February 1968.

On 25 March 1992 he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Cologne and titular bishop of Egnatia. Trelle received his episcopal consecration on the following 1 May from Joachim Cardinal Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, with the auxiliary bishop emeritus of Cologne, Augustinus Frotz, and the auxiliary bishop of Cologne, Klaus Dick, serving as co-consecrators.

On 29 November 2005 he was appointed bishop of Hildesheim, where he was installed on 11 February 2006 untíl 9 September 2017.

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Norbert Trelle
Born: 5 September 1942 in Kassel
Catholic Church titles
Title last held by
Josef Homeyer
2004-2006 sede vacante
Bishop of Hildesheim
2006 – 2017
Succeeded by