Diocese Speyer

map: Diocese Speyer
Bistum Speyer in Deutschland
base data
bishop: Dr. Anton Schlembach
bishop: Otto Georgens
Generalvikar: Peter Schappert
ore diocese: Bamberg
Dekanate: 10
Pfarreien: 348
surface: 5893 km ²
inhabitants: 1.400.000 (1. January 2003)
Catholic: 621,000
portion: 44%
address: Small one Pfaff lane 16
67346 Speyer
Website: www.bistum-speyer.de
E-Mail address:
Map: Church province Bamberg
Kirchenprovinz Bamberg in Deutschland
Speyer: The emperor cathedral
Speyerer Dom

the diocese Speyer (lat. Dioecesis Spirensis) is a Diözese of the Roman-catholic church. It lies in the south of the German Land of the Federal Republic Rhineland-Palatinate and covers additionally the Saarpfalz circle in the east of the Saarland.

The bishop seat is in the pfälzischen city Speyer on the Rhine. As a bishop officiates since 25. August 1983 Dr. Anton Schlembach.

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in the current form the diocese Speyer 1817 within the borders of the then Bavarian Rhine circle were established. In something other structure it belongs however to the oldest dioceses of Germany. 346 a bishop von Speyer is already mentioned for the first time documentary.

The former bishopsare to be taken from the list of the bishops from Speyer to.


diocese administration

the diocese led by

  • bishop Dr. Anton Schlembach (since 1983)
  • bishop Otto Georgens (since 1995)
  • Generalvikar Peter Schappert (since 2005)

diocese arrangement

thatDiocese Speyer is arranged into the following Dekanate, whose cut covers itself to a large extent with political arrangements (deviations only, where the Rhineland-Palatinian administrative reform (1969/1972) was not taken over by the diocese):

Dekanat city/district Dekan
bath Dürkheim city new city, districtBath Dürkheim minister Michael Janson, hate hole
thunder mountain thunder mountain circle minister Thomas burner, Gerbach
Germersheim district Germersheim Msgr. Minister Felix Hirsch, Bellheim
Kaiserslautern city Kaiserslautern, district Kaiserslautern minister Ewald Sunday, Kaiserslautern Erfenbach
Kusel district Kusel minister Rudolf Schlenkrich, Kusel
Landau city Landau, district southern crying race ministerKlaus Ambrust, Landau
Ludwigshafen city Ludwigshafen, city Frankenthal, northern part of the Rhine Pfalz circle minister Dr. Gerd Babelotzky, Ludwig work giant home
Pirmasens city Pirmasens, city two-bridges, district Südwestpfalz minister Rudolf Banzer, Pirmasens
Saarpfalz Saarpfalz circle minister Karl Josef lime tree man, pc. Ingbert
Speyer city Speyer, south part of the Rhine Pfalz circle minister Peter Nirmaier, Schifferstadt


BDKJ Diözesanverband Speyer
roof federation of the catholic youth federations in the diocese Speyer
KjG Diözesanverband Speyer
the KjG is in the diocese Speyer with scarcely 3,000 members of one of the large child and youth federations, who united in the BDKJ.
Young one Church Speyer
Pax Christi diocese place Speyer

culture and objects of interest



  • Hans Ammerich: The diocese Speyer and its history. 6 volumes. Sadifa Media, Kehlon the Rhine 1998 - 2003
  • Josef Meller, Johannes Friedrich Werling: The diocese Speyer. A course by its history. (resumed on the basis of Ludwig Stamers “church history of the Pfalz” up to the present). Pilger publishing house, Speyer 1987, ISBN: 3-87637-030-2
  • Bischöfliches Ordinariat Speyer (Hrsg.): Manual of the diocese Speyer. Bischöfliches Ordinariat, Speyer 1991
  • George Gresser: The diocese Speyer up to the end of the 11. Century. Sources and papers to mittelrheinischen church history, volume 89. Society for Mittelrheini church history, Mainz 1998, ISBN 3-929135-21-3
  • Markus Lothar lamb: The diocese and high pin Speyer under the government of theCardinal Franz Christoph of huts (1743 - 1770). Sources and papers to mittelrheinischen church history, volume 95. Society for Mittelrheini church history, Mainz 1999, ISBN 3-929135-27-2
  • Hans Josef Krey: Bischöfliche rule in the shade of the Königtums. Studies for the history of the diocese Speyer in more spätsalischer and early pilot Fischer time.European university writings: Row 3, history and its subsidiary sciences, volume 703. Long, Frankfurt/Main, Berlin, Berne, New York, Paris and Vienna 1996, ISBN 3-631-30133-2
  • Andreas Urban Friedmann: The relations of the dioceses Worms and Speyer with the petrol niches and salischen kings. Sources and papers tomittelrheinischen church history, volume 72. Society for Mittelrheini church history, Mainz 1994, ISBN 3-929135-04-3
  • Hans Ammerich (Hrsg.): Life pictures of the bishops of Speyer since the reestablishment of the diocese Speyer 1817/21. Commemorative volume to 60. Birthday of his Excellency Dr. Anton Schlembach, bishop von Speyer. Writings of Diözesan archives Speyer, volume15. Pilger publishing house, Speyer 1992, ISBN: 3-87637-044-2
  • Hans Hausrath: Forest history of the rechtsrheinischen Theile of the former Bisthums Speyer. Springer, Berlin 1898

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