Roman Catholic Diocese of Essen

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Diocese of Essen
Dioecesis Essendiensis
Bistum Essen
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Essen Cathedral
Location
Country Germany
Ecclesiastical province Cologne
Metropolitan Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Statistics
Area 1,877 km2 (725 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
2,615,873
930,653 (35.6%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1 January 1958
Cathedral Essen Cathedral
Patron saint Our Lady of Good Counsel
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck
Bishop of Essen
Metropolitan Archbishop Rainer Maria Woelki
Auxiliary Bishops Ludger Schepers, Franz Vorrath
Emeritus Bishops Felix Genn
Map
Karte Bistum Essen.png
Website
bistum-essen.de

The Diocese of Essen is a bishopric of the Roman Catholic church in Germany, founded on 1 January 1958. The Bishop of Essen is seated in Essen Cathedral (Essener Dom or Essener Münster), once the church of Essen Abbey, and over one thousand years old.

The diocese contains about one million Catholics in the heavily urbanized and industrial Ruhr Area.[1]

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