Diocese of Oslo (Roman Catholic)
|Diocese of Oslo (Roman Catholic)|
|Diocesan bishop||Bernt Ivar Eidsvig CRSA|
|Emeritus diocesan bishop||Gerhard Schwenzer SS.CC.|
|Vicar General||Lucjan Skolik|
|Parishes||25 (2016 / AP 2017 )|
|Residents||3,976,435 (2016 / AP 2017 )|
|Catholics||139,407 (2016 / AP 2017 )|
|Diocesan priest||68 (2016 / AP 2017 )|
|Religious priest||28 (2016 / AP 2017 )|
|Catholics per priest||1,452|
|Permanent deacons||5 (2016 / AP 2017 )|
|Friars||31 (2016 / AP 2017 )|
|Religious sisters||75 (2016 / AP 2017 )|
|cathedral||St. Olav Cathedral|
The diocese of Oslo ( Latin : Dioecesis Osloensis , Norwegian Oslo katolske bispedømme ) is the jurisdiction of the Catholic Church for southern Norway with its seat in Oslo . It covers the southern 13 Fylker of the country.
From a Catholic point of view, it is the re-establishment or continuation of the old Catholic diocese of Oslo, which existed from the early Middle Ages to the Reformation. From the point of view of the Norwegian state, however, the Reformed (Lutheran) diocese of Oslo is the direct continuation of the former Catholic diocese.
The first Catholic unit in Norway after the Reformation was the St. Olav parish in Oslo, established in 1843. It was under the Apostolic Vicariate of Sweden . On August 7, 1868 Norway became a mission area (with areas of the Swedish Vicariate and the dissolved North Pole Mission ) and on August 17, 1869 with the Breve Ecclesiae universae an Apostolic Prefecture .
On April 11, 1892 this was raised to the Apostolic Vicariate. Between 1913 and 1925 the name of the vicariate was Norway and Svalbard . In 1931 the Vatican decided to split it into three parts. The Apostolic Vicariate of Norway was divided on April 10, 1931 into the southern Apostolic Vicariate Oslo and at the same time into the independent mission areas of Central and Northern Norway . On June 29, 1953, Oslo was with the bull Faustum profecto by Pope Pius XII. raised to the diocese.
On December 14, 2017, the Oslo District Court did not convict the diocese of a fine of two million crowns for gross negligence because it had registered immigrants from predominantly Catholic countries as Catholics without their knowledge. At the same time, the diocese and its former economist were acquitted of the charge of fraud . As of 2017, a civil lawsuit is pending against the diocese for repayment of allegedly excessive amounts of money.
On December 31, 2010 the diocese consisted of 69,973 Catholics (1.9% of the population) in 23 parishes. The diocese also includes the St. Sunniva school in Oslo, the St. Olav bookstore, the Mariaholm conference and training center in Spydeberg and the St. Olav publishing house.
Apostolic Prefect of Norway (1869-1892)
- 1869–1887 Bernard Bernard
- 1887-1892 Johannes Olav Fallize
Vicars Apostolic of Norway (1892–1931)
- 1892–1922 Johannes Olaf Fallize
- 1922–1928 Johannes Olav Smit
- 1928–1930 Olav Offerdahl
- 1930–1931 Henrik Irgens ( Apostolic Administrator )
Vicars Apostolic of Oslo (1931–1953)
- 1931–1932 Henrik Irgens (Apostolic Administrator)
- 1932-1953 Jacob Mangers SM
Bishops of Oslo (since 1953)
- 1953-1964 Jacob Mangers SM
- 1964-1983 John Willem Gran OCSO
- 1983-2005 Gerhard Schwenzer SSCC
- since 2005 Bernt Ivar Eidsvig CanReg
- Roman Catholic Church in Norway
- List of Roman Catholic Bishops of Norway
- List of Roman Catholic Dioceses
- Entry for the Diocese of Oslo on catholic-hierarchy.org
- Entry on gcatholic.org
- Chronology of Catholic Dioceses: Norway
- ↑ No fraud allegation against the Diocese of Oslo in "Registration Causa". kath.net from December 14, 2017