Roman_Catholic_Archdiocese_of_Paderborn

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paderborn

The Archdiocese of Paderborn is an Archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany; its seat is Paderborn. It was a diocese from its foundation in 799 until 1802, and again from 1821 until 1930. In 1930, it was promoted to an archdiocese. From 1281 until 1802, the Bishopric of Paderborn (German: Fürstbistum Paderborn) was also a state of the Holy Roman Empire.

History

The diocese of Paderborn was founded in 799 by Pope Leo III. In the early years it was subordinated to the bishop of Würzburg. Since 855 the clergy had the right to elect the bishop. The diocese included the larger part of Lippe, Waldeck, and nearly half of the County of Ravensberg.

History of the Bishopric

Bishopric of Paderborn

Restoration and later history

While the bishopric as a state had been permanently dissolved, the Diocese of Paderborn was recreated by Pope Pius VII in 1821. Through the Prussian Concordate, it was promoted to an archdiocese in 1930; at the same time, Paderborn lost its districts around Erfurt and Heiligenstadt to the Diocese of Fulda, and two small areas to the Archdiocese of Cologne. The dioceses of Fulda and Hildesheim were made subordinate to it.

When the Diocese of Essen was created in 1958, Paderborn lost a significant portion of its district to it.

In the 80s the Campingkirche was founded.

In 1994 Paderborn lost the part of its district located in the former East Germany to the newly created Diocese of Magdeburg. Both Magdeburg and the Diocese of Erfurt were made subordinate to Paderborn. At the same time, Hildesheim was made subordinate to the Archdiocese of Hamburg.

In the 1990s, the conflict between the Archdiocese and renegade priest Eugen Drewermann made headlines.

The current archbishop is Hans-Josef Becker.

In April 2008 pope Benedikt XVI. announces Hubert Berenbrinker as a new suffragan bishop (Auxiliary bishop).

Ordinaries

  • Dietrich Graf von Moers † (13 Apr 1415 Appointed - 24 Jan 1446 Resigned)
  • Simon zur Lippe † (21 Feb 1463 Appointed - 7 Mar 1498 Died)
  • Hermann Landgraf von Hessen † (7 Mar 1498 Succeeded - 19 Oct 1508 Died)
  • Erich Herzog von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen † (17 Nov 1508 Appointed - 14 May 1532 Died)
  • Rembert von Kerssenbrock † (26 Mar 1547 Appointed - 12 Feb 1568 Died)
  • Johann Graf von Hoya zu Stolzenau † (22 Feb 1568 Appointed - 5 Apr 1574 Died)
  • Salentin Graf von Isenburg † (21 Apr 1574 Appointed - 5 Sep 1577 Resigned)
  • Heinrich Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg † (1577 Appointed - 3 May 1585 Died)
  • Dietrich von Fürstenberg † (5 Jun 1585 Appointed - 4 Dec 1618 Died)
  • Ferdinand Herzog von Bayern † (13 Dec 1618 Succeeded - 13 Sep 1650 Died)
  • Dietrich Adolf von Reck † (3 Nov 1650 Appointed - 30 Jan 1661 Died)
  • Ferdinand Reichsfreiherr von Fürstenberg † (20 Apr 1661 Appointed - 26 Jun 1683 Died)
  • Hermann Werner Reichsfreiherr von Wolf-Metternich zu Gracht † (15 Sep 1683 Appointed - 21 May 1704 Died)
  • Franz Arnold Reichsfreiherr von Wolf-Metternich zur Gracht † (21 May 1704 Succeeded - 25 Dec 1718 Died)
  • Clemens August Maria Herzog von Bayern † (27 Mar 1719 Appointed - 6 Feb 1761 Died)
  • Wilhelm Anton Freiherr von der Asseburg zu Hinnenburg † (25 Jan 1763 Appointed - 26 Dec 1782 Died)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Westphalen † (26 Dec 1782 Succeeded - 6 Jan 1789 Died)
  • Franz Egon Freiherr von Fürstenberg † (6 Jan 1789 Succeeded - 11 Aug 1825 Died)
  • Friedrich Klemens Freiherr von Ledebur † (10 Nov 1825 Appointed - 30 Aug 1841 Died)
  • Richard Kornelius Dammers † (27 Nov 1841 Appointed - 11 Oct 1844 Died)
  • Johann Franz Drepper † (11 Jan 1845 Appointed - 5 Nov 1855 Died)
  • Martin Konrad † (29 Jan 1856 Appointed - 16 Jul 1879 Died)
  • Franz Kaspar Drobe † (24 Mar 1882 Appointed - 7 Mar 1891 Died)
  • Hubert Theophil Simar † (25 Jun 1891 Appointed - 24 Oct 1899 Appointed, Archbishop of Köln {Cologne})
  • Wilhelm Schneider † (10 May 1900 Appointed - 31 Aug 1909 Died)
  • Karl Joseph Schulte † (30 Nov 1909 Appointed - 8 Mar 1920 Appointed, Archbishop of Köln {Cologne})
  • Kaspar (Gaspare) Klein † (30 Apr 1920 Appointed - 26 Jan 1941 Died)
  • Lorenz Jäger (Jaeger) † (29 May 1941 Appointed - 30 Jun 1973 Retired)
  • Johannes Joachim Degenhardt † (15 Mar 1974 Appointed - 25 Jul 2002 Died)
  • Hans-Josef Becker (3 Jul 2003 Appointed - )

Structure

The archdiocese is allocated in 19 districts (Dekanate) .

References

External links

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