Karl-Heinz Wiesemann

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His Excellency
Karl-Heinz Wiesemann
Bishop of Speyer
Bishop Dr. Karl-Heinz Wiesemann
Diocese Diocese of Speyer
Appointed 19 December 2007
Installed 2 March 2008
Predecessor Anton Schlembach
Ordination 10 October 1985
by Cardinal Franz König
Consecration 8 September 2002
by Joachim Wanke
Personal details
Born (1960-08-01) August 1, 1960 (age 55)
Herford Germany
Nationality German
Motto Major Omni Laude
Coat of arms

Karl-Heinz Wiesemann (born August 1, 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 the 10th of 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 the 8th of September 2002 in Paderborn cathedral.

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


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