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Thursday, November 19, 2015


Vatican City, 19 November 2015 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father received in audience prelates from the Episcopal Conference of the Federal Republic of Germany, on their “ad Limina” visit:

- Bishop Herwig Gossl, auxiliary of Bamberg;

- Bishop Gregor Maria Hanke, O.S.B., of Eichstatt;

- Bishop Karl-Heinz Wiesemann of Speyer, with his auxiliary, Bishop Otto Georgens;

- Bishop Friedhelm Hofmann of Wurzburg, with his auxiliary Bishop Ulrich Boom;

- Bishop Matthias Konig and Bishop Hubert Berenbrinker, auxiliaries of Paderborn;

- Bishop Ulrich Neymeyr of Erfurt, with his auxiliary, Bishop Reinhard Hauke;

- Bishop Heinz Josef Algermissen of Fulda, with his auxiliary, Bishop Karl Heinz Diez;

- Bishop Gerhard Feige of Magdeburg;

- Archbishop Stephan Burger of Freiburg im Breisgau, with his auxiliaries Bishop Bernt Joachim Uhl and Bishop Michael Gerber;

- Cardinal Karl Lehmann, bishop of Mainz, with his auxiliary Bishop Udo Bentz;

- Bishop Gebhard Furst of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, with his auxiliaries Bishop Johannes Kreidler and Bishop Thomas Maria Renz;

- Bishop Manfred Grothe, apostolic administrator of Limburg;

- Archbishop Stefan Hesse of Hamburg, with his auxiliary, Bishop Hans-Jochen Jaschke;

- Bishop Norbert Trelle of Hildesheim, with his auxiliaries Bishop Nikolaus Schwerdtfeger and Bishop Heinz-Gunter Bongartz;

- Bishop Franz-Josef Hermann Bode of Osnabruck, with his auxiliary, Bishop Johannes Wubbe;

- Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munchen und Freising, with his auxiliaries Bishop Bernhard Hasslberger and Bishop Wolfgang Bischof;

- Bishop Konrad Zdarsa of Augsburg, with his auxiliaries Bishop Anton Losinger and Bishop Florian Worner;

- Bishop Stefan Oster, S.D.B., of Passau;

- Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg;

- Archbishop Heiner Koch, archbishop of Berlin, with his auxiliary Bishop Matthias Heinrich; and

- Bishop Wolfgang Ipolt of Gorlitz;

- Msgr. Andreas Kutschke, diocesan administrator of Dresden.

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