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Werner Thissen

Werner Thissen Catholic archbishop

Catholic archbishop
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Intro Catholic archbishop
A.K.A. Werner Thissen
Is Priest
From Germany
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 3 December 1938, Kleve, Germany
Age: 81 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
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Biography

Werner Thissen (born December 3, 1938) is a German prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Hamburg from 2002 until 2014 when he resigned and became Archbishop Emeritus of Hamburg.

Biography

Born in Kleve, Thissen was ordained to the priesthood in Münster on June 29, 1966.

On April 16, 1999, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Münster and Titular Bishop of Scampa. Thissen received his episcopal consecration on the following May 24 from Bishop Reinhard Lettmann, with Bishops Alfons Demming and Heinrich Janssen serving as co-consecrators.

He was named Archbishop of Hamburg by Pope John Paul II on November 22, 2002; he was installed as such on January 25, 2003.

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http://www.t-online.de/regionales/id_73397622/neuer-hamburger-erzbischof-besucht-staatskanzlei-und-landtag.html
http://www.erzbistum-hamburg.de
http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bthissen.html
https://d-nb.info/gnd/189543000
http://isni.org/isni/0000000048295021
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr93024786
http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p159300371
https://www.idref.fr/094319421
https://viaf.org/viaf/18058665
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/18058665
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