Thomas Ruscher

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Thomas Ruscher
Auxiliary Bishop of Mainz
Titular Bishop of Venecompensis
Church Catholic Church
Diocese Diocese of Mainz
In office1502–1510
Orders
Consecration19 Mar 1503
by  Berthold von Henneberg
Personal details
Born1449
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Died8 Aug 1510 (age 61)
Mainz, Germany
NationalityGerman

Thomas Ruscher (1449–1510) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Auxiliary Bishop of Mainz (1502–1510). [1]

Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz

The Diocese of Mainz, historically known in English by its French name of Mayence is a Latin rite of the Catholic church in Germany. It was founded in 304, promoted in 780 to Metropolitan Archbishopric of Mainz and demoted back in 1802 to bishopric. The diocese is suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Freiburg. Its district is located in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. The seat of the diocese is in Mainz at the Cathedral dedicated to Saints Martin and Stephen. It is the only Roman Catholic diocese in the world – other than Rome – which bears the title of a Holy See.

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Biography

Thomas Ruscher was born in 1449 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. [1] On 19 Dec 1502, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Alexander VI as Auxiliary Bishop of Mainz and Titular Bishop of Venecompensis. [1] On 19 Mar 1503, he was consecrated bishop by Berthold von Henneberg, Archbishop of Mainz. [1] He served as Auxiliary Bishop of Mainz until his death on 8 Aug 1510. [1] While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of Jakob von Liebenstein, Archbishop of Mainz (1505). [1]

Schwäbisch Gmünd Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Schwäbisch Gmünd is a town in the eastern part of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. With a population of around 60,000, the town is the second largest in the Ostalb district and the whole East Württemberg region after Aalen. The town is a Große Kreisstadt since 1956, i.e. a chief town under district administration; it was the administrative capital of its own rural district until the local government reorganisation on 1 January 1973.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

Pope Alexander VI Pope of the Catholic Church 1492–1503

Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo de Borja, was Pope from 11 August 1492 until his death. He is one of the most controversial of the Renaissance popes, partly because he acknowledged fathering several children by his mistresses. Therefore his Italianized Valencian surname, Borgia, became a byword for libertinism and nepotism, which are traditionally considered as characterizing his pontificate.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Bishop Thomas Ruscher" Catholic-Hierarchy.org . David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 3, 2016

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Erhard von Redwitz
Titular Bishop of Venecompensis
1502–1510
Succeeded by
Johannes Münster
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Mainz
1502–1510
Succeeded by