Roman Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart
|Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Freiburg|
|Area||19,514 km2 (7,534 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Established||16 August 1821|
|Cathedral||St. Martin's Cathedral, Rottenburg|
|Co-cathedral||St. Eberhard Co-Cathedral, Stuttgart|
|Patron saint||Martin of Tours|
Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Archbishop of Freiburg|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Johannes Kreidler, Thomas Maria Renz|
|Vicar General||Clemens Stroppel|
|Emeritus Bishops||Franz Josef Kuhnle, Bernhard Rieger|
The Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart (lat: Dioecesis Rottenburgensis-Stutgardiensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany. The diocese is located in the Württemberg part of the German State of Baden-Württemberg.
The Diocese of Rottenburg was established in 1821 through the Papal Bull De salute animarum. With the enthronement of the first bishop, Johann Baptist von Keller, on May 20, 1828, the formation of the diocese was complete. In 1978, the diocese changed its name to the current form of Rottenburg-Stuttgart.
|Name||Term in office|
|Johann Baptist von Keller||28 Jan 1828 – 17 Oct 1845|
|Josef von Lipp||14 Jun 1847 – 3 May 1869|
|Karl Joseph von Hefele||17 Jun 1869 – 5 Jun 1893|
|Wilhelm von Reiser||5 Jun 1893 – 11 May 1898|
|Franz Xaver von Linsenmann||20 Jul 1898 – 21 Sep 1898|
|Paul Wilhelm Keppler||11 Nov 1898 – 16 Jul 1926|
|Johannes Baptista Sproll||29 Mar 1927 – 4 Mar 1949|
|Carl Joseph Leiprecht||4 Jul 1949 – 4 Jun 1974|
|Georg Moser||12 Mar 1975 – 9 May 1988|
|Walter Kasper||17 Apr 1989 – 31 May 1999|
|Gebhard Fürst||since 7 Jul 2000|
- The information in this article is based on that in its German equivalent.
- (German) Diocesan website
- "Rottenburg". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.