Roman Catholic Diocese of Würzburg

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Diocese of Würzburg

Dioecesis Herbipolensis

Bistum Würzburg
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Ecclesiastical province Bamberg
Area8,532 km2 (3,294 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
826,504 (62%)
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of Saints Killian, Colonat, and Totnan
(Dom Ss. Killian, Kolonat und Totnan)
Current leadership
Bishop Franz Jung
Auxiliary BishopsUlrich Boom
Bishops emeritus
  • Paul-Werner Scheele
  • Helmut Bauer
  • Friedhelm Hofmann
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Diocese of Würzburg

The Diocese of Würzburg is a diocese of Catholic Church in Germany. The diocese is located in Lower Franconia, around the city of Würzburg, and the bishop is seated at Würzburg Cathedral. Founded in 741, the diocese lost all temporal power after the Napoleonic wars.

See Bishopric of Würzburg for more information about the history of the diocese.

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