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The Diocese of Erfurt is a diocese of the Catholic church in Germany. The diocese was erected in 1973 as the apostolic administration of Erfurt-Meiningen, and was elevated in 1994 to the current diocese of Erfurt. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Paderborn.

Diocese of Erfurt

Dioecesis Erfordiensis

Bistum Erfurt
Erfurt cathedral and severi church.jpg
Location
Country{Germany
TerritoryErfurt, Thuringia
Ecclesiastical provincePaderborn
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Paderborn
Statistics
Area12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
2,188,589
152,282 (7%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established27 June 1994
CathedralErfurt Cathedral
Patron saint St. Elisabeth of Thuringia
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopUlrich Neymeyr
Metropolitan ArchbishopHans-Josef Becker
Archbishop of Paderborn
Auxiliary BishopsReinhard Hauke
Bishops emeritusJoachim Wanke
Map
Karte Bistum Erfurt.png
Website
bistum-erfurt.de

After the former bishop Joachim Wanke resigned in 2012 the diocese was without bishop until November 2014 when Ulrich Neymeyr took office. Neymeyr served as auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Mainz before being appointed as bishop of Erfurt.

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