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Friedrich Ostermann

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Installed  13 September 1981
Name  Friedrich Ostermann
Denomination  Roman Catholic

Nationality  German
Appointed  June 27, 1981
Friedrich Ostermann
Ordination  11 February 1958 by Michael Keller
Consecration  13 September 1981 by Reinhard Lettmann
Born  21 June 1932 (age 83) Munster, Germany (1932-06-21)

Predecessor  Lorenzo Unfried Gimpel

Friedrich Ostermann (born 21 June 1932 at Münster, Germany) is a retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Münster.

Ostermann was ordained on 11 February 1958. After an initial temporary appointment in Bockum-Hövel he became a Chaplain in Emsdetten, and then a parish priest in Rheine (Sacred Heart) in 1969 and in 1975 a Dean in the Office of the Rhine Deanery.

Pope John Paul II appointed him as Titular Bishop of Dolia and Auxiliary Bishop of Münster (Suffragan Bishop of Warendorf in the diocese of Münster). On 13 September 1981, Ostermann was ordained as a bishop by Bishop Dr. Reinhard Lettmann; co-consecrators were Hermann Josef Spital (Bishop of Trier), and Alfons Demming (Auxiliary Bishop of Münster). In 1981 Ostermann was appointed a Canon Residentiary of Münster Cathedral and Head of the Agency of Missions, Development and Freedom of the Bishops' General Vicarage at Münster. Since 2003 he has been the Dean of the Cathedral of St Paul in Münster.

From 2001 - 2006, Ostermann was the Chairman of the Journalism Commission of the German Bishops' Conference.

On his 75th birthday he tendered his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI on 21 June 2007 which was accepted on 18 July that year.

References

Friedrich Ostermann Wikipedia


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