Dienstag 25. September 2018
Our Member Bishops

Germany

Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck

Bishop of Essen and Military Bishop

Vice-President

Franz-Josef Overbeck was born on 19 June 1964 in Marl (Germany) and was ordained a priest on 10 October 1989 in Rome.

 

In 1994 he was designated Cathedral Vicar and Rector of the German Students Residence in Münster (Germany) and in 2000 he became Head of the Institute of Diaconate and Pastoral Services of the diocese of Münster.

 

On 18 July 2007, Pope Benedict XVI nominated Franz-Josef Overbeck Auxiliary Bishop of Münster and Titular Bishop of Mathara in Numidia. Two years later, on the 28 October 2009, he became Archbishop of Essen (Germany).

 

Bishop Overbeck is Chair of the Commission for Society and Social Affairs and of the Subcommittee for Latin America of the German Bishops’ Conference.

 

Since March 2018 Bishop Overbeck has been a member of COMECE and he was elected Vice-President.

 

Link to the German Bishops’ Conference:

http://www.dbk.de/

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