Diocese of Innsbruck
|Diocese of Innsbruck|
|Metropolitan bishopric||Archdiocese of Salzburg|
|Diocesan bishop||Hermann Glettler|
|Emeritus diocesan bishop||Manfred Scheuer|
|Dean's offices||16 (2013 / AP 2014 )|
|Parishes||244 (2013 / AP 2014 )|
|Residents||542.011 (2013 / AP 2014 )|
|Catholics||394,275 (2013 / AP 2014 )|
|Diocesan priest||190 (2013 / AP 2014 )|
|Religious priest||164 (2013 / AP 2014 )|
|Catholics per priest||1,114|
|Permanent deacons||55 (2013 / AP 2014 )|
|Friars||273 (2013 / AP 2014 )|
|Religious sisters||570 (2013 / AP 2014 )|
|cathedral||Cathedral of St. Jakob in Innsbruck|
The diocese of Innsbruck ( Latin : Dioecesis Oenipontana ) is an Austrian diocese of the ecclesiastical province of Salzburg . It includes the western and central part of North Tyrol and East Tyrol (see Tyrol ). For historical reasons, the border to the Archdiocese of Salzburg is formed by the Ziller River in the Zillertal .
It is divided into the 16 deaneries Axams , Breitenwang , Hall , Imst , Innsbruck , Jenbach - Fügen , Lienz , Matrei am Brenner , Matrei in Osttirol , Prutz , Schwaz , Sillian , Silz , Telfs , Wilten -Land and Zams with a total of 246 parishes .
The area of today's Diocese of Innsbruck belonged to the Diocese of Brixen for a long time , individual parts of the country also belonged to the Diocese of Chur and the Diocese of Augsburg until the 19th century . With the separation of South Tyrol after the First World War , the Apostolic Administration Innsbruck-Feldkirch was established for the Austrian part of the (former) diocese of Brixen, whose Apostolic Administrator Sigismund Waitz became Auxiliary Bishop in 1921 .
In 1938 the future diocesan bishop Paulus Rusch was appointed apostolic administrator. On August 6, 1964, the Innsbruck- Feldkirch diocese was founded and Paulus Rusch was the first diocesan bishop to preside over it from September 26. Originally, the newly founded diocese also included the federal state of Vorarlberg , for which, however, the diocese of Feldkirch was founded in 1968 . That is why it was named Diocese of Innsbruck.
- Michael Weiskopf
- Josef Hammerl
- Klaus Egger
- Ernst Hunter
- Jakob Bürgler
- Roland Buemberger (interim from December 2, 2017 to February 2, 2018)
- Florian Huber
- Roland Buemberger (interim from June 17, 2020 until the end of August 2020)
- Paulus Rusch 1964–1980
- Reinhold Stecher 1980–1997
- Alois Kothgasser 1997-2002
- Manfred Scheuer 2003–2015
- Hermann Glettler since 2017