Friedrich Ostermann

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The Most Rev
Friedrich Ostermann
Titular Bishop of Dolia
Friedrich Ostermann on 27 July 2009.
Appointed 27 June 1981
Installed 13 September 1981
Predecessor Lorenzo Unfried Gimpel
Ordination 11 February 1958
by Michael Keller
Consecration 13 September 1981
by Reinhard Lettmann
Personal details
Born (1932-06-21) 21 June 1932 (age 84)
Münster, Germany
Nationality German
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence Münster, Germany
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (27 June 1981 - 18 July 2007)
Styles of
Friedrich Ostermann
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Friedrich Ostermann (born 21 June 1932 at Münster, Germany) is a retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster.

Ostermann was ordained on 11 February 1958. After an initial temporary appointment in Bockum-Hövel he became a Chaplain in Emsdetten, and then a parish priest in Rheine (Sacred Heart) in 1969 and in 1975 a Dean in the Office of the Rhine Deanery.

Pope John Paul II appointed him as Titular Bishop of Dolia and Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Suffragan Bishop of Warendorf in the diocese of Münster). On 13 September 1981, Ostermann was ordained as a bishop by Bishop Dr. Reinhard Lettmann; co-consecrators were Hermann Josef Spital (Bishop of Trier), and Alfons Demming (Auxiliary Bishop of Münster). In 1981 Ostermann was appointed a Canon Residentiary of Münster Cathedral and Head of the Agency of Missions, Development and Freedom of the Bishops' General Vicarage at Münster. Since 2003 he has been the Dean of the Cathedral of St Paul in Münster.

From 2001 - 2006, Ostermann was the Chairman of the Journalism Commission of the German Bishops' Conference.

On his 75th birthday he tendered his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI on 21 June 2007 which was accepted on 18 July that year.[1]


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hermann Josef Spital
Auxiliary Bishop of Münster
1981 - 2007
Succeeded by
Stefan Zekorn
Preceded by
Lorenzo Unfried Gimpel
Titular Bishop of Dolia
1981 - present
Succeeded by