Cornelius Schilder

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Cornelius Schilder,

Bishop emeritus of Ngong
ChurchRoman Catholic
SeePro-Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker
Elected23 November 2002
Term ended1 August 2009
PredecessorColin Cameron Davies
Ordination29 June 1968
Consecration25 January 2003
Personal details
Cornelius Schilder

(1941-09-19) 19 September 1941 (age 82)
ResidenceOosterbeek, Netherlands
Alma materMill Hill College, Rosendaal
Mill Hill College, London

Cornelius "Cor" Schilder, M.H.M. (born 19 September 1941) is an emeritus Roman Catholic Bishop from the Netherlands. He was the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ngong in Kenya from 2003 to 2009.[1]


Cornelius Schilder was born on 19 September 1941 in Westwoud in the Netherlands. He studied philosophy at Mill Hill College in Roosendaal, and later theology at Mill Hill College in London, England. On 29 June 1968, he was ordained as priest in Westwoud. In 1971, he went to Kenya with the Mill Hill Missionaries and worked in the dioceses Ngong and Garissa. In 2002, he was appointed Bishop of Ngong after Colin Cameron Davies retired. On 25 January 2003 he was consecrated as bishop. In 2009, he retired "due to [a] health problem".[2]

Although highly esteemed, after contradicting allegations of sexual abuse of a boy, many years ago, and of which there was no proof, it is claimed that the Vatican induced the bishop when in his late sixties into retirement. Schilder currently does not celebrate masses in public and exercises no pastoral tasks. He lives with the Mill Hill Missionaries in Oosterbeek, Netherlands.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Ngong, Kenya",, 28 February 2011. Retrieved on 1 March 2011.
  2. ^ Past Bishops, Diocese of Ngong. Retrieved on 4 March 2011.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Dohmen, J., "Vaticaan straft Nederlandse bisschop voor kindermisbruik", NRC Handelsblad, 1 March 2011. Retrieved on 1 March 2011.
  4. ^ (in Dutch) Graaf, P. de, "Nederlandse bisschop beschuldigd van misbruik", de Volkskrant, 1 March 2011. Retrieved on 1 March 2011.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Ngong