Karl-Heinz Wiesemann

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His Excellency

Karl-Heinz Wiesemann
Bishop of Speyer
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Bishop Dr. Karl-Heinz Wiesemann
DioceseDiocese of Speyer
Appointed19 December 2007
Installed2 March 2008
PredecessorAnton Schlembach
Orders
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
NationalityGerman
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.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Anton Schlembach
Bishop of Speyer
2007–
Succeeded by