|The Most Rev
|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
21 June 1932 |
|Previous post||Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (27 June 1981 - 18 July 2007)|
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
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.
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|Catholic Church titles|
Hermann Josef Spital
|Auxiliary Bishop of Münster
1981 - 2007
Lorenzo Unfried Gimpel
|Titular Bishop of Dolia
1981 - present
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