Roman Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

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Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart
Dioecesis Rottenburgensis-Stutgardiensis
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Location
Country Germany
Ecclesiastical province Freiburg
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Freiburg
Statistics
Area 19,514 km2 (7,534 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
5,064,000
1,921,236 (37.9%)
Parishes 1,037
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 16 August 1821
Cathedral St. Martin's Cathedral, Rottenburg
Co-cathedral St. Eberhard Co-Cathedral, Stuttgart
Patron saint Martin of Tours
Secular priests 902
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gebhard Fürst
Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart
Metropolitan Archbishop Archbishop of Freiburg
Auxiliary Bishops Thomas Maria Renz, Matthäus Karrer (Auxiliary Bishop-elect), Johannes Kreidler (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus)[1]
Vicar General Clemens Stroppel
Emeritus Bishops Franz Josef Kuhnle, Bernhard Rieger
Map
Karte Bistum Rottenburg-Stuttgart.png
Website
www.drs.de

The Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart (lat: Dioecesis Rottenburgensis-Stutgardiensis) is a suffragan diocese of the Latin Rite, in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Freiburg of the Roman Catholic Church, in Baden-Württemberg Bundesland (federated state) in southwestern Germany.

History[edit]

  • The Diocese of Rottenburg was established on 16 August 1821 through the Papal Bull De salute animarum, on territory split off from the suppressed Diocese of Konstanz. With the enthronement of the first bishop, Johann Baptist von Keller, on May 20, 1828, the formation of the diocese was complete.
  • On 18 January 1978, the bishopric was renamed to the current title Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart. [2]

Major churches[edit]

St. Eberhard's Co-Cathedral, Stuttgart

[2]

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite) [2]

Suffragan Bishops of Rottenburg
  • Johann Baptist von Keller January 28, 1828 - death October 17, 1845; previously Auxiliary Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Augsburg|Augsburg]] (Germany) (1816.06.15 – 1828.01.28) and Titular Bishop of Evaria (1816.07.22 – 1828.01.28)
  • Josef von Lipp (de) June 14, 1847 - death May 3, 1869
  • Karl Joseph von Hefele June 17, 1869 - death June 5, 1893
  • Wilhelm von Reiser (de) June 5, 1893 - death May 11, 1898; succeeded as former Titular Bishop of Ænos (1886.08.31 – 1893.06.05) and Coadjutor Bishop of Rottenburg (1886.08.31 – 1893.06.05)
  • Father Franz Xaver von Linsenmann July 20, 1898 - September 21, 1898; never consecrated Bishop
  • Paul Wilhelm von Keppler (de) November 11, 1898 - death July 16, 1926
  • Johannes Baptista Sproll March 29, 1927 - death March 4, 1949; succeeded as former Titular Bishop of Halmyrus (1916.03.03 – 1927.03.29) and Auxiliary Bishop of Rottenburg (1916.03.03 – 1927.03.29)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Franz Joseph Fischer (1929.12.19 – death 1958.07.24), Titular Bishop of Zuri (1929.12.19 – 1958.07.24)
  • Carl Joseph Leiprecht July 4, 1949 - retired June 4, 1974, previously Titular Bishop of Scyrus (1948.10.07 – 1949.07.04) as Auxiliary Bishop of Rottenburg (1948.10.07 – 1949.07.04); died 1981
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Wilhelm Sedlmeier (1953.02.07 – retired 1976), Titular Bishop of Aulon (1953.02.07 – death 1987.02.24)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Anton Herre (1970.10.12 – retired 1985.12.31), Titular Bishop of Galazia in Campania (1970.10.12 – death 1993.09.24)
Suffragan Bishops of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

Statistics and extent[edit]

The Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart is located in the Württemberg part of the German State of Baden-Württemberg. As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,872,849 Catholics (37.0% of 5,068,000 total) on 19,500 km² in 1,096 parishes and 40 missions with 1,016 priests (829 diocesan, 187 religious), 283 deacons, 3,368 lay religious (228 brothers, 3,140 sisters) and 26 seminarians.[2]

Deaneries[edit]

It comprises 45 deaneries :

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]