Albert Stehlin

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Albert Stehlin (born July 24, 1900 in Karlsruhe , † June 5, 1969 in Freiburg im Breisgau ) was a German Roman Catholic clergyman and Caritas President.


Stehlin came as the son of the main teacher Karl Stehlin and Melanie Stehlin, geb. Schaier, to the world. After graduating from high school in Karlsruhe in 1919, he studied Catholic theology in Freiburg , Münster and then entered the seminary of the Archdiocese of Freiburg in St. Peter . In 1921 he joined the Catholic fraternity Unitas Eckhardia. He was ordained a priest in 1924 . As vicar , he provided pastoral care in Ladenburg and Pforzheim (St. Franziskus) and Mannheim- Neckarau . In 1930 he took over the management of the Caritasse Secretariat in Pforzheim. In 1940 he became parish administrator in Mannheim-Neckarau, and in 1944 he took over the management of the Christ the King Society of the White Cross .

In 1946 he became head of the Diocesan Caritas Association of the Archdiocese of Freiburg and in 1955 advanced to the Freiburg Cathedral Chapter as Archbishop's Advisor . In 1959 he succeeded Alois Eckert as President of the German Caritas Association .



  • Albert Stehlin: Excerpts from the “story of my life” written down in August 1945 , in: Caritas . Volume 80 (1979), pp. 163-165.
  • Albert Bissinger: Caritas President Albert Stehlin (1900-1969) , in: Badische Heimat . Volume 60 (1980), pp. 205-209.
  • Albert Stehlin . In: Badische Biographien NF 1, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1982, pp. 252-253 ( digital ).

Individual evidence

  1. Wolfgang Burr (ed.): Unitas manual . tape 1 . Verlag Franz Schmitt, Siegburg 1995, p. 364 .