Roman Catholic Diocese of Eichstätt

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Diocese of Eichstätt

Dioecesis Eystettensis
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Location
CountryFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Ecclesiastical province Bamberg
Statistics
Area6,025 km2 (2,326 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
890,000
442,772 (49.7%)
Information
Denomination Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established745
Cathedral Eichstätt Cathedral
Patron saint St. Walburga
St. Willibald
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gregor Maria Franz Hanke, O.S.B
Metropolitan Archbishop Ludwig Schick
Map
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Website
bistum-eichstaett.de

The Diocese of Eichstätt is a diocese of the Catholic Church in Bavaria. Its seat is Eichstätt, and it is subordinate to the archbishop of Bamberg. The diocese was erected in 745; from the Middle Ages until 1805, it was a state of the Holy Roman Empire. The current bishop of Eichstätt is Dr. Gregor Maria Hanke, OSB; formerly the Abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Plankstetten, he was named to the See by Pope Benedict XVI on 14 October 2006, and he was consecrated at the Cathedral of Eichstätt on 2 December 2006. The diocese covers an area of 6,025 km², with 48,9% (as per 31 Dez. 2006) just under half of the population is catholic.

Contents

List of bishops

History

The diocese was erected by Saint Boniface in 745; it was subordinate to the archbishop of Mainz. By the Bavarian Concordat of 1817, the diocese was reorganized and made subordinate to the archbishop of Bamberg.

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