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|Bishop of Luxembourg|
|Appointed||8 March 1920|
|Installed||25 March 1920|
|Term ended||9 October 1935|
|Ordination||28 October 1890|
|Consecration||25 March 1920|
by Sebastiano Nicotra
|Birth name||Pierre Nommesch|
|Born||December 16, 1864|
|Died||October 9, 1935(aged 70)|
Ordination history of
Pierre Nommesch (16 December 1864 – 9 October 1935) was the Bishop of Luxembourg from 1920 to 1935.
At the age of 26, on 28 October 1890 Nommesch was ordained a priest. On 8 March 1920 he was appointed Bishop of Luxembourg and on 25 March 1920 was consecrated by Sebastiano Nicotra. He remained in office until his death.
His time in office was one of reconciliation and understanding between state and the church: The conflict around schools received a compromise solution in 1921, so that religious education, relegated to the church parishes since 1912, now once again had a place in public education. Under his episcopate, loyalty to the monarchy and to Luxembourgish traditions, closeness to Rome (with pilgrimages to the "holy city", and celebration of the papal coronation anniversaries) and veneration of the Virgin Mary (expansion of the cathedral, started in 1935) remained important facets of Luxembourgish Catholicism.
Further religious-pastoral high points of his time in office were the Eucharistic National Congress in 1924, increased devotion to the Sacred Heart, the rebuilding of the seminary at Limpertsberg in 1930, and a consolidation of associations in the Belgian-inspired Catholic Action after 1930.
- Hellinghausen, Georges. "Pierre Nommesch (1920-1935)". (in German) Catholic Church in Luxembourg. Retrieved on 18 October 2013.
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| Bishop of Luxembourg
1920 – 1935
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