Karl-Heinz Wiesemann

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His Excellency

Karl-Heinz Wiesemann
Bishop of Speyer
Bishop Dr. Karl-Heinz Wiesemann
DioceseDiocese of Speyer
Appointed19 December 2007
Installed2 March 2008
PredecessorAnton Schlembach
Ordination10 October 1985
by Cardinal Franz König
Consecration8 September 2002
by Joachim Wanke
Personal details
Born (1960-08-01) 1 August 1960 (age 59)
Herford Germany
MottoMajor Omni Laude
Coat of armsKarl-Heinz Wiesemann's coat of arms

Karl-Heinz Wiesemann (born 1 August 1960) is the 96th Bishop of Speyer.

Wiesemann was born in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia in the archdiocese of Paderborn. He became a chaplain on 10 October 1985 in Rome. He later served as a priest in Bösperde, a suburb of Menden and provost of St. Petrus and Andreas in Brilon.

In 2002 Pope Pope John Paul II named him Auxiliary bishop, which he was ordained on 8 September 2002 in Paderborn cathedral.

On 19 December 2007 Pope Benedict XVI named him the successor to bishop Anton Schlembach. He ascended to the office on 2 March 2008 in the Speyer cathedral.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Anton Schlembach
Bishop of Speyer
Succeeded by