Roman Catholic Diocese of Erfurt
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
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Paderborn|
|Area||12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi)|
|(as of 2013)|
|Established||27 June 1994|
|Patron saint||St. Elisabeth of Thuringia|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Hans-Josef Becker|
Archbishop of Paderborn
|Auxiliary Bishops||Reinhard Hauke|
|Bishops emeritus||Joachim Wanke|
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.