John Jobst

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John Jobst, S.A.C. C.B.E. (C)
Bishop Emeritus of Diocese of Broome
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Broome
In office 1967 - 1995
Predecessor None
Successor Christopher Saunders
Ordination 9 July 1950
Personal details
Birth name Johannes Jobst
Born (1920-02-04)4 February 1920
Frankenberg, Germany
Died 5 July 2014(2014-07-05) (aged 94)
Patsch, Austria

John Jobst, S.A.C. (German: Johannes Jobst; 4 February 1920 – 5 July 2014), was a German Pallottine and prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the last German bishop to have attended the Second Vatican Council.

Jobst was born in Frankenberg, Germany and ordained a priest on 9 July 1950 for the Society of the Catholic Apostolate. He was appointed vicar apostolic of the Kimberleys on 13 January 1959 as well as titular bishop of Pitanae, and was consecrated on 19 March 1959. He was appointed to the newly created diocese of Broome and remained there until his retirement on 3 November 1995.

Bishop Jobst was awarded the Order of the British Empire - Commander (Civil) in June 1981.[1][2]

He died on 5 July 2014 in Patsch, Austria, aged 94.[2]


  1. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Broome website Archived 2010-06-05 at the Wayback Machine.; accessed 10 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b John Jobst profile,; accessed 10 July 2014.