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.

Fulda Conference of Bishops

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 Bamberg

This ecclesiastical province was founded in 1818.

Eastern German Ecclesiastical Province

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-Posen

This ecclesiastical province was founded in 1821 and dissolved in 1946.

  • Archdiocese of Gnesen-Posen (Gniezno-Poznań), to Poland in 1918/1919
    • Archiepiscopal Administration of Tütz in the small part remaining with Germany 1920–1923, then dissected
    • Diocese of Culm (Chełmno), to Poland in 1920, small part remaining with Germany seized by Administration of Tütz in 1922, dissected in 1923

Middle German Ecclesiastical Province

Ecclesiastical Province of Munich and Freising

This ecclesiastical province was founded in 1821.

Rhenish Ecclesiastical Province

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

Upper Rhenish Ecclesiastical Province

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

Exempt dioceses

See also

List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Germany

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.