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Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster

Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster
Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster

The Diocese of Münster is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Cologne. Bishop Felix Genn is the current Bishop of the Diocese of Münster. He was ordained to the priesthood on July 11, 1976 and was appointed to the See of Münster on December 19, 2008.

As of 31 Dec. 2006, with 4,336 million or 47.1%, nearly half of the population in the Münster diocese was Roman Catholic; due to the continuing securalisation this is a lower percentage than before. Sunday mass attendance is also significantly less nowadays than one, two or three decades ago. As per the diocese Web site: in 2005, 13.6% Roman Catholics attended Sunday mass; in 2004, this was 14.5%. One decade before, in 1995, Sunday mass attendance was about 20% (416.406 churchgoers); in 1985, Sunday mass attendance was 29.3% (614,839 Roman Catholics); and, in 1975, Sunday mass attendance was 35.1% or 787,582 persons. Therefore, in 30 years, Sunday mass attendance dropped more than half.

As of 18 July 2007 there were 1,256 priests, 248 permanent deacons and 3,150 religious in the archdiocese.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Catholic_Diocese_of_M%C3%BCnster ]

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