The Diocese of Münster is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Cologne. Bishop Felix Genn is the current Bishop of the Diocese of Münster. He was ordained to the priesthood on July 11, 1976 and was appointed to the See of Münster on December 19, 2008.
Diocese of Münster
Bistum Münster (in German)
Cathedral of St. Paul, Münster
|Area||15,268 km2 (5,895 sq mi)|
|(as of 2014)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St. Paul|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Rainer Maria Woelki|
As of 31 Dec. 2006, with 4.336 million adherents or 47.1% of local population, nearly half the inhabitants of the Münster diocese were Roman Catholic; due to continuing securalisation, this a decreased percentage compared to earlier periods. Sunday mass attendance reflects this decline over the course of three decades. Per the diocesan website: in 2005, 13.6% Roman Catholics attended Sunday mass; in 2004, this was 14.5%. A decade earlier, in 1995, Sunday mass attendance was about 20% (416,406 churchgoers); in 1985, Sunday mass attendance was 29.3% (614,839 Roman Catholics); and, in 1975, Sunday mass attendance was 35.1% or 787,582 persons. Over a 30-year period, Sunday mass attendance declined over 50%.
Alfons Demming (February 29, 1928 – October 31, 2012) was the Roman Catholic titular bishop of Gordus and auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster, Germany.
Ordained in 1953, Demming was named bishop in 1976 and resigned in 1998.Bunde, Germany
Bunde is a municipal district in East Frisia, in Lower Saxony, Germany, about 20 km (12 mi.) south of Emden, Germany, and 50 km (30 mi.) east of Groningen, Netherlands. It lies on the southern tip of the Dollart, a bay of the North Sea between Germany and the Netherlands, and has a land border with the Netherlands.
Bunde is among the smaller districts of East Frisia, with a population of 7,607 (as of 2015). About half live in the town of Bunde itself. The district's population density is comparatively low, equating to 62 per square km (160 per sq. mi.), compared to 228/sq. km (591 sq. mi.) for Germany as a whole. In the 17th and 18th centuries, sizeable areas of the district were wrested from the sea by the creation of polders.
Bunde's economy centers on agriculture and tourism. The community has been officially recognized as a resort town since 1998. Many of the town's residents commute to jobs elsewhere, notably in Leer, about 13 km (8 mi.) to the east. Residents include a number of Dutch nationals, most of whom commute to jobs in the Netherlands.
The town's cultural artifacts include the Reformed Church (Reformierte Kreuzkirche), the nave of which dates from the 13th century, and the red brick Steinhaus Bunderhee castle, which dates from the 14th century.Fortunato Santini
Fortunato Santini (Rome, 5 January 1778 – Rome, 14 September 1861) was an Italian priest, composer and music collector.Friedrich Ostermann
Friedrich Ostermann (21 June 1932 – 22 October 2018) was an Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster.
Ostermann was ordained on 11 February 1958. After an initial temporary appointment in Bockum-Hövel he became a Chaplain in Emsdetten, and then a parish priest in Rheine (Sacred Heart) in 1969 and in 1975 a Dean in the Office of the Rhine Deanery.
Pope John Paul II appointed him as Titular Bishop of Dolia and Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Suffragan Bishop of Warendorf in the diocese of Münster). On 13 September 1981, Ostermann was ordained as a bishop by Bishop Dr. Reinhard Lettmann; co-consecrators were Hermann Josef Spital (Bishop of Trier), and Alfons Demming (Auxiliary Bishop of Münster). In 1981 Ostermann was appointed a Canon Residentiary of Münster Cathedral and Head of the Agency of Missions, Development and Freedom of the Bishops' General Vicarage at Münster. Since 2003 he has been the Dean of the Cathedral of St Paul in Münster.
From 2001 – 2006, Ostermann was the Chairman of the Journalism Commission of the German Bishops' Conference.
On his 75th birthday he tendered his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI on 21 June 2007 which was accepted on 18 July that year.Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia
Marl is a town and a municipality in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated near the Wesel-Datteln Canal, approx. 10 km north-west of Recklinghausen. It has about 90,000 people.Michael Keller
Michael or Mike Keller may refer to:
Michael Keller (designer) (born 1963), German designer
Michael Keller (filmmaker), American filmmaker
Mike Keller (born 1949), American football player
Michael Keller (bishop) (1896–1961), bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster
Michael Keller (footballer), footballer for Zug 94
Michael Keller (chess composer) (born 1949), German International Grandmaster for chess compositions
Michael Keller, director of Long Now Foundation
Mike Keller, guitarist with Letters from the FireMünster Cathedral
Münster Cathedral or St.-Paulus-Dom is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster in Germany, and is dedicated to St Paul. It is counted among the most significant church buildings in Münster and, along with the City Hall, is one of the symbols of the city.
The cathedral stands in the heart of the city, on a small hill called Horsteberg, which is encircled by the Roggenmarkt, Prinzipalmarkt and Rothenburg streets and by the Münstersche Aa river. This area, which also contains the Domplatz and surrounding buildings, was the old Domburg. Today the cathedral is the parish church for this area. West of the cathedral lies the bishop's palace and part of the old curia complex along with the current cathedral chapter.
The cathedral had two predecessors. The first cathedral (called the Ludgerus Dom, 805-1377) stood to the north of the current cathedral; the second cathedral was built in the tenth or eleventh century and was demolished during the construction of the third and current cathedral between 1225 and 1264. The imposing westwerk with its nearly identical towers was built as part of the second cathedral around 1192 and was incorporated into the current building. As a result, the cathedral is a mixture of styles, combining the Romanesque westwerk, old choir and west towers with the Gothic nave, transepts, high choir and ring of chapels.
Each of the cathedral buildings served as the cathedral church of the Diocese of Munster, but each also had additional functions, at least at times. The original Carolingian cathedral was also the Collegiate church for a cloister founded by Liudger, with the monks living under the rule of Chrodegang. Each cathedral served as a parish church, originally for the whole of Munster. As a result of the foundation of further parish churches, the parish district of the cathedral was reduced to the Old Domburg and Domimmunität in 1090. In the first half of the thirteenth century, the Church of St Jacobi was built on the Domplatz. With the completion of this church, the cathedral, which was then under construction, lost its function as a parish church entirely. Since the demolition of St Jacobi in 1812, the cathedral regained its role as parish church for the Old Domburg and Domimmunität.
The cathedral contains the tomb of the former Bishop of Munster, Clemens August Graf von Galen who became a Cardinal shortly before his death in 1946 and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.Oldenburg Land
Oldenburg Land (German: Oldenburger Land) is a region and regional association in the German state of Lower Saxony in the area of the former Grand Duchy of Oldenburg (1815-1918), the later Free State of Oldenburg (1918-1946) and administrative district of Oldenburg (1946 to 1978), without its exclaves, along the rivers Hunte and Hase. In the region between Waterkant, Dümmer and Damme Hills some of the population still speak Low German today and, in Saterland also Saterland Frisian. The region is rich in old Lower Saxon customs such as Schützenfests or Kohlfahrten. Typical country sports include Klootschießen and Boßeln.
The mainly Catholic southern part of the Oldenburg Land is known as Oldenburg Münsterland, the mainly Lutheran northern part is known as Oldenburg Land (Old Oldenburg) in its narrower sense.
In terms of Germany's modern administrative districts, Oldenburg Land roughly corresponds to Ammerland, Cloppenburg, Delmenhorst, Friesland, Oldenburg (rural), Oldenburg (urban), Vechta, Wesermarsch, and Wilhelmshaven. These 9 districts have a combined population of about 1.1 million (per the end of 2016) and an area of about 5,700 km2 (2,200 mi2).
The borders of the Oldenburg Land are still clear today from the boundaries of institutions such the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oldenburg, the Offizialatsbezirk Vechta of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster and the Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg.St. Peter Church (Cleveland, Ohio)
St. Peter Church (German: Kirche St. Peter), is a Catholic parish church in Cleveland, Ohio and part of the Diocese of Cleveland. Founded in 1853, it is located at the intersection of Superior Ave. near East 17th St., in the Downtown neighborhood.
The church is a GNIS named feature. The church building is listed as a Cleveland Designated Landmark. George Francis Houck, then the Chancellor, wrote in 1903 that, "One of the landmarks of the city and Diocese of Cleveland is St. Peter's Church."Timeline of Münster
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.