Ad van Luyn

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His Excellency
Adrianus van Luyn,
Bishop Emeritus of Rotterdam
Bishop Ad van Luyn speaking to children who are about to have their Confirmation
Bishop Ad van Luyn 4 June 2010
Church Roman Catholic
Province Netherlands
Diocese Rotterdam
Installed 12 February 1994
Term ended 14 January 2011
Predecessor Ronald Philippe Bär
Successor Johannes Harmannes Jozefus van den Hende
Ordination 9 February 1964
Consecration 12 February 1994
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Birth name Adrianus Herman van Luyn
Born (1935-08-10) 10 August 1935 (age 81)
Groningen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Denomination Roman Catholic

Adrianus Herman (Ad) van Luyn, SDB, (Groningen, 10 August 1935) is a Dutch Roman Catholic bishop.


Early life and ordination[edit]

Van Luyn attended the seminary of the Salesians in Ugchelen. He made his religious vows in 1954. He studied theology at the Salesian Pontifical University in Turin. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1964 by Giuseppe Beltrami, at that time apostolic nuncio in the Netherlands.


He has been bishop of the diocese of Rotterdam since 27 November 1993. Before that he was provincial superior of the Salesians in the Netherlands.

Pope John Paul II appointed him to the diocese of Rotterdam, succeeding Msgr. Bär. From 2008 to 2011 Msgr Van Luyn was the President of the Dutch Episcopal Conference. His motto is Collabora Evangelio.


Lisbon Treaty approval in Ireland[edit]

As COMECE president, bishop van Luyn welcomed the "clear and decisive outcome" of the vote, saying that it "raises the possibility of concluding the ratification process of the Lisbon Treaty by the end of this year".[1]


  1. ^ "EU bishops' group praises Irish Lisbon vote". Retrieved 2014-06-12. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ronald Philippe Bär
Bishop of Rotterdam
1994 – 2011
Succeeded by
Johannes Harmannes Jozefus van den Hende