Franziskus von Bettinger
Franziskus A. von Bettinger
|Cardinal, Archbishop of Munich and Freising|
|Archdiocese||Munich and Freising|
|Province||Munich and Freising|
|Appointed||23 May 1909|
|Installed||15 August 1909|
|Term ended||12 April 1917|
|Predecessor||Franz Joseph von Stein|
|Successor||Michael von Faulhaber|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of S. Marcello|
|Ordination||17 August 1873|
|Consecration||15 August 1909
by Andreas Franz Frühwirth
|Created Cardinal||25 May 1914|
|Birth name||Franziskus von Bettinger|
17 September 1850|
|Died||12 April 1917
|Motto||pax in virtute|
|Coat of arms|
Franz von Bettinger
|See||Munich and Freising|
He studied philosophy, theology and canon law at the Lyceum of Speyer, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Würzburg, and the Seminary of Speyer. He was ordained to the priesthood August 17, 1873, in Speyer.
Bettinger held a number of pastoral posts in the diocese of Speyer: chaplain in Zweibrücken, 1873-1877; chaplain in Kaiserslautern, 1877-1878; cooperator in Reichenbach, 1878-1879; administrator, and later pastor and school inspector in Lambaheim, 1879-1888; pastor in Roxheim, 1888-1895.
In 1895 he was named a canon of the cathedral chapter and pastor of Speyer. In 1909 he was promoted to the office of dean of the cathedral chapter. Shortly afterwards he was ennobled by Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria; henceforth he had the surname von Bettinger.
Bettinger died suddenly of a heart attack in Munich, aged 66. His remains are buried in the crypt of the cathedral.
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|Catholic Church titles|
Franz Joseph von Stein
|Archbishop of Munich
Michael von Faulhaber