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Diocese of Regensburg

Dioecesis Ratisbonensis

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  • Rudolf Voderholzer, Bishop
  • Josef Graf, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Reinhard Pappenberger, Auxiliary Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 739
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Germany
  • Square Kilometers: 14,665 (5,664 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Niedermunstergasse 1, D-93047 Regensburg, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • Telephone: (0941)597.01
  • Fax: 597.1055

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

739ErectedDiocese of Regensburg (erected)
June 880Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg Diocese of Nitra (erected)
10th CenturyTerritory LostDiocese of Nitra
Diocese of Passau
Diocese of Regensburg
Archdiocese of Esztergom (erected)
973Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg Diocese of Praha (erected)
6 April 1922Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg (Ereiung, Zaining, and Voeglsberg) Diocese of Passau
9 February 1925Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg (Poetzling) Archdiocese of München und Freising {Munich}
14 April 1926Territory AddedDiocese of Eichstätt (BamertsJiof) Diocese of Regensburg
14 April 1926Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg (Eichensee, Kühnhausen, Kugelstadt, and part of Hepberg) Diocese of Eichstätt
13 July 1926Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg (Kleinwolfersdorf) Archdiocese of Moncton
22 April 1927Territory AddedArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich} (Kleinarreshausen) Diocese of Regensburg
7 January 1930Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg (Schönbrunn and Strasshaus) Diocese of Eichstätt
19 December 1936Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg (Forstwiesen) Diocese of Augsburg
7 January 1957Territory AddedArchdiocese of München und Freising {Munich} (Taubengrub) Diocese of Regensburg
2 May 1966Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg (Reichertswin and Diesenhof of Pielenhofen along with Engelsberg, Finsterheid, Holzheim, Richthofen, and Prönsdorf of Utzenhofen) Diocese of Eichstätt
11 June 1968Territory LostDiocese of Regensburg (Pollenhaid, Kugelhof, Hirschthal, and Auf der Höh) Diocese of Eichstätt


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 413, and Page 414
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 220, and Page 221
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 282
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 291, and Page 292
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 327, and Page 328
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 352
  • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 304, to Page 305
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 18, Page 227
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 19, Page 208
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 49, Page 634


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