Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

Dioecesis Rottenburgensis-Stutgardiensis
Location
Country Germany
Ecclesiastical provinceFreiburg
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Freiburg
Statistics
Area19,514 km2 (7,534 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
5,064,000
1,921,236 (37.9%)
Parishes1,037
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established16 August 1821
CathedralSt. Martin's Cathedral, Rottenburg
Co-cathedralSt. Eberhard Co-Cathedral, Stuttgart
Patron saintMartin of Tours
Secular priests902
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopGebhard Fürst
Bishop of Rottenburg-Stuttgart
Metropolitan ArchbishopArchbishop of Freiburg
Auxiliary BishopsThomas Maria Renz, Matthäus Karrer (Auxiliary Bishop-elect), Johannes Kreidler (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus)[1]
Vicar GeneralClemens Stroppel
Bishops emeritusBernhard Rieger
Map
Website
drs.de

The Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart (lat: Dioecesis Rottenburgensis-Stutgardiensis) is a suffragan diocese of the Latin Rite, in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Freiburg of the Roman Catholic Church, in Baden-Württemberg Bundesland (federated state) in southwestern Germany.

History

Major churches

St. Eberhard's Co-Cathedral, Stuttgart
St. Eberhard's Co-Cathedral, Stuttgart

Episcopal ordinaries

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Bishop Gebhard Fürst 2004 in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt

(all Roman Rite)[2]

Suffragan Bishops of Rottenburg

Suffragan Bishops of Rottenburg-Stuttgart

Statistics and extent

The Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart is located in the Württemberg part of the German State of Baden-Württemberg. As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,872,849 Catholics (37.0% of 5,068,000 total) on 19,500 km² in 1,096 parishes and 40 missions with 1,016 priests (829 diocesan, 187 religious), 283 deacons, 3,368 lay religious (228 brothers, 3,140 sisters) and 26 seminarians.[2]

Deaneries

It comprises 45 deaneries :

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rinunce e nomine". press.vatican.va.
  2. ^ a b c d "Diocese of Rottenburg–Stuttgart, Germany". GCatholic.

Sources and external links