Roman Catholic Diocese of Augsburg

Diocese of Augsburg is a diocese of the Catholic Church in Germany. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Munich.[1][2]

Diocese of Augsburg

Dioecesis Augustanus Vindelicorum
Augsburg Dom Ostchor.jpg
Augsburg Cathedral
Location
Country Germany
Ecclesiastical provinceMunich and Freising
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Munich and Freising
Statistics
Area13,250 km2 (5,120 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2015)
2,316,270
1,325,316 (57.2%)
Parishes998
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established6th Century
CathedralAugsburg Cathedral
Co-cathedralBasilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Dillingen
Patron saintSt. Ulric of Augsburg
St. Simbert of Augsburg
St. Afra
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopVacant
Metropolitan ArchbishopReinhard Marx
Archbishop of Munich and Freising
Auxiliary BishopsAnton Losinger
Florian Wörner
Vicar GeneralHarald Heinrich
Bishops emeritus
Map
Karte Bistum Augsburg.png
Website
bistum-augsburg.de
Map of the deaneries of the Bishopric of Augsburg

Early periodEdit

According to the acts of the martyrdom of St. Afra, who with her handmaids suffered at the stake for Christ, there existed in Augsburg early in the fourth century a Christian community under Bishop Narcissus. St. Dionysius, uncle of St. Afra, is mentioned as his Successor.

HistoryEdit

After the Congress of Vienna, where the diocese was restored, Franz Karl von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst (d. 1819) was appointed bishop and Joseph Maria von Fraunberg was soon called to the archdiocese of Bamberg. There, they devolved upon their successors the important task of rearranging the external conditions and reanimating religious life, which had suffered sorely. Ignatius Albert von Riegg (1824-36) was successful in his endeavors to further the interests of souls, to raise the standard of popular education through the medium of numerous ordinances and frequent visitations. He assigned the administration and direction of studies in the Lyceum to the monks of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Stephen in Augsburg, founded by King Ludwig I of Bavaria (1834).

Petrus von Richarz (1837-55) displayed energy and persistent zeal in promoting the interests of his diocese and the Catholic Church in general, and encouraged the giving of missions to the people, the establishment of many religious institutions for the care of the sick and for educational purposes, and carefully superintended the training of the clergy. The same spirit characterized the labours of the succeeding bishops: Michael von Deinlein (1856-58), who after a short episcopate was raised to the Archbishopric of Bamberg; Pankratius von Dinkel (1858-94), under whom both seminaries and the deaf and dumb asylum were established in Dillingen, and many monastic institutions were founded; Petrus von Hotzl (1895-1902) whose episcopate was marked by the attention paid to social and intellectual pursuits, and the number of missions given among the people as well as by the solemn celebration of the beatification of the pious nun Crescentia Hoss. He was succeeded by Maximilian von Lingg.

OrdinariesEdit

 
Bishop emeritus of Augsburg & German Military, Walter Mixa with the former Vicar General of the Diocese of Augsburg, Prelate Karlheinz Knebel.
  • Peter von Schaumberg (28 February 1424 Appointed – 12 April 1469 Died)
  • Johann Graf von Werdenberg (15 May 1469 Appointed – 23 February 1486 Died)
  • Friedrich Graf von Hohenzollern (21 March 1486 Appointed – 8 March 1505 Died)
  • Heinrich von Lichtenau (1 April 1505 Appointed – 12 April 1517 Died)
  • Christoph von Stadion (20 April 1517 Confirmed – 15 April 1543 Died)
  • Otto Truchseß von Waldburg (10 May 1543 Appointed – 2 April 1573 Died)
  • Johann Eglof von Knöringen (18 May 1573 Appointed – 4 June 1575 Died)
  • Marquard von Berg (26 July 1575 Appointed – 29 January 1591 Died)
  • Johann Otto von Gemmingen (21 March 1591 Appointed – 6 October 1598 Died)
  • Heinrich von Knöringen (19 April 1599 Appointed – 25 June 1646 Died)
  • Sigmund Franz Erzherzog von Österreich † (25 June 1646 Succeeded – 28 May 1665 Resigned)
  • Johann Christoph Reichsritter von Freyberg-Allmendingen (18 August 1665 Appointed – 1 April 1690 Died)
  • Alexander Sigmund Pfalzgraf am Rhein zu Neuburg (1 April 1690 Succeeded – 24 January 1737 Died)
  • Johann Franz Reichsgraf von Schenk von Stauffenberg (24 January 1737 Succeeded – 12 June 1740 Died)
  • Joseph Ignaz Philipp Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt (18 August 1740 Appointed – 20 August 1768 Died)
  • Klemens Wenzeslaus Herzog von Sachsen (20 August 1768 Succeeded – 27 July 1812 Died)
  • Franz Karl Joseph Fürst von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst † (5 February 1818 Appointed – 9 October 1819 Died)
  • Joseph Maria Johann Nepomuk Freiherr von Fraunberg (6 December 1819 Appointed – 4 March 1824 Appointed, Archbishop of Bamberg)
  • Ignatz Albert (Joseph Ignatz Alexius) von Riegg, O.S.A. (4 March 1824 Appointed – 15 August 1836 Died)
  • Johann Peter von Richarz (20 September 1836 Appointed – 2 July 1855 Died)
  • Michael von Deinlein (12 January 1856 Appointed – 17 June 1858 Appointed, Archbishop of Bamberg)
  • Pankratius von Dinkel (16 July 1858 Appointed – 8 October 1894 Died)
  • Petrus von Hötzl, O.F.M. (7 November 1894 Appointed – 9 March 1902 Died)
  • Maximilian von Lingg (18 March 1902 Appointed – 31 May 1930 Died)
  • Joseph Kumpfmüller † (17 September 1930 Appointed – 9 February 1949 Died)
  • Josef Freundorfer † (9 July 1949 Appointed – 11 April 1963 Died)
  • Josef Stimpfle † (10 September 1963 Appointed – 30 March 1992 Retired)
  • Viktor Josef Dammertz, O.S.B. (24 December 1992 Appointed – 9 Jun 2004 Retired)
  • Walter Mixa (16 July 2005 Appointed – 8 May 2010 Resigned)
  • Konrad Zdarsa (8 July 2010 – 4 July 2019)
 
Bishop emeritus of Augsburg Konrad Zdarsa

Auxiliary bishopEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Augsburg" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Augsburg" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Jean Heysterbach, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 26, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Wilhelm Mader, O. Praem." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 26, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Jodok Seitz, O. Praem." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 26, 2016
  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.

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