Albert Stohr
Bishop of Mainz
Albert Stohr (1959)
ChurchMainz Cathedral
ProvinceFreiburg im Breisgau
Appointed17 July 1935
PredecessorLudwig Maria Hugo
Ordination19 October 1913
Consecration24 August 1935
by Conrad Gröber, Ludwig Sebastian [de], Johann Baptist Sproll
Personal details
Born13 November 1890
Friedberg, Germany
DenominationRoman Catholic

Albert Stohr (13 November 1890 – 3 June 1961) was Bishop of Mainz from 17 July 1935 until his death.

Stohr was born in Friedberg, Germany. He entered the seminary in Mainz in 1909[1] and was ordained as a priest on 19 October 1913 in Mainz Cathedral.[2] After the death of Bishop Ludwig Maria Hugo, he was elected bishop by the cathedral chapter on 10 June 1935 and confirmed by Pope Pius XI on 17 July 1935. He was consecrated by Archbishop Conrad Gröber on 24 August 1935.[2]

His time in office was dominated by World War II and the subsequent reconstruction efforts. He died in Seligenstadt.

Amid 1941 Catholic protests over Nazi euthanasia led by Bishop Clemens August Graf von Galen, Stohr sermonized against the taking of life.[3]

Coat of arms of Albert Stohr
Coat of arms of Albert Stohr


  1. ^ Sigrid Duchhardt-Bösken (1995). "Stohr, Albert". In Bautz, Traugott (ed.). Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 10. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 1523–1526. ISBN 3-88309-062-X.
  2. ^ a b Albert Stohr at
  3. ^ Richard J. Evans; The Third Reich at War; Penguin Press; New York 2009, p.98
Catholic Church titles Preceded byLudwig Maria Hugo Bishop of Mainz 1935–1961 Succeeded byHermann Volk