Bishop Wagener was born on April 12, 1962, in Ettelbruck. He studied philosophy and theology at the Faculty of Theology of Trèves and at the Catholic Institute of Paris. In 1987 he obtained his master’s degree in theology. The year after, he was consecrated priest.
Between 1988 and 2006 he works extensively with the youth and rural communities. In 2015, he is the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Luxembourg.
In 2019 Pope Francis appointed him as Auxiliary Bishop of Luxembourg.
Mgr. Wagener is Luxembourg’s Bishop Delegate to COMECE since March 2023.