Hilarios Karl-Heinz Ungerer

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Hilarios Karl-Heinz Ungerer (born 1941 in Nuremberg) is a Free Catholic Church in Germany bishop in Munich,[1] though he ministered through other independent European churches.[example needed] Ungerer was a co-consecrator along with Bishop Roberto Garrido Padin of Bishop Rómulo Antonio Braschi in 1998, who ordained a group of women known as the Danube Seven in 2002.

History[edit]

In 1967, Ungerer was ordained as a priest in the independent Catholic church movement in Germany twice, and was consecrated as a bishop several years later.[2][a]

Ungerer opened a storefront church in Munich. In 1976, he became part of the German branch of the Mariavite Church,[citation needed] On 6 October 1976 Ungerer was consecrated sub conditione as a bishop by Mariavite Bishop Norbert Maas, but on 8 August 1978 he was separated from that association.

Since then Ungerer has led the Free Catholic Church in Germany, considered to be a German expression of the independent Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church.[according to whom?]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ungerer was initially ordained as a priest by Eglise Catholique Gallicane Autocéphale Bishop Jean Damge (religious name Cyprian) in 1967. He was first consecrated as a bishop by[clarification needed] (religious name Mar Emanuel) in 1970.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Free Catholic Church". freikatholische-kirche.de. Munich, DE: Freikatholische Kirche in Deutschland e.V. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-12-23.
  2. ^ a b Weihedaten des Jurisdiktionsträgers [...] Ungerer [...] (image) (in German). Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2015-10-26. Found in "About the Free Catholic Church". freikatholische-kirche.de. Munich, DE: Freikatholische Kirche in Deutschland e.V. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-12-23.