Roman Catholic Diocese of Regensburg

Diocese of Regensburg
Dioecesis Ratisbonensis
Bistum Regensburg

Coat of arms of the Diocese of Regensburg
Country Germany
Ecclesiastical province Munich and Freising
Metropolitan Regensburg, Bavaria
Area 14,665 km2 (5,662 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,230,586 (73%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 739
Cathedral Regensburg Cathedral
Patron saint St. Wolfgang of Ratisbon
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer
Metropolitan Archbishop Reinhard Marx
Archbishop of Munich and Freising
Auxiliary Bishops Reinhard Pappenberger
Vicar General Michael Fuchs

The Diocese of Regensburg (Latin: Dioecesis Ratisbonensis) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory seated in Regensburg, Germany. Its district covers parts of northeastern Bavaria; it is subordinate to the archbishop of Munich and Freising. The diocese has 1.22 million Catholics, constituting 81% of its population. The current bishop is Rudolf Voderholzer. The main diocesan church is Saint Peter in Regensburg. The diocese is divided into eight regions and 33 deaneries with 769 parishes. It covers an area of 14,665 km².


The diocese was founded in 739 by Saint Boniface; it was originally subordinate to the archbishop of Salzburg. By the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss of 1803, the Bishopric was incorporated into the new Archbishopric of Regensburg.


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    Coordinates: 49°01′10″N 12°05′53″E / 49.01944°N 12.09806°E / 49.01944; 12.09806

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