Roman Catholic Diocese of Erfurt

Diocese of Erfurt
Dioecesis Erfordiensis
Bistum Erfurt

Country Germany
Territory Erfurt, Thuringia
Ecclesiastical province Paderborn
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paderborn
Area 12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
163,938 (7.1%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 27 June 1994
Cathedral Erfurt Cathedral
Patron saint St. Elisabeth of Thuringia
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ulrich Neymeyr
Metropolitan Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker
Archbishop of Paderborn
Auxiliary Bishops Reinhard Hauke
Emeritus Bishops Joachim Wanke

The Diocese of Erfurt is a diocese of the Catholic church in Germany. The diocese was erected in 1973 as the apostolic administration of Erfurt-Meiningen, and was elevated in 1994 to the current diocese of Erfurt. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Paderborn.

After the former bishop Joachim Wanke resigned in 2012 the diocese was without bishop until November 2014 when Ulrich Neymeyr took office. Neymeyr served as auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Mainz before being appointed as bishop of Erfurt.



    Coordinates: 50°58′33″N 11°01′24″E / 50.9758°N 11.0233°E / 50.9758; 11.0233

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