Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Titular Bishop of Ros Cre (Roscrea) - Bishop Johannes Wübbe

On the 1st September the consecration of Bishop Johannes Wübbe, took place who will be auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Osnabrück, Germany and titular bishop of Ros Cré. The Mass, in which the new bishop was consecrated was celebrated by Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, ordinary of Osnabrück, and Bishops Norbert Werbs, auxiliary of Hamburg, and Theodor Kettmann, emeritus auxiliary of Osnabrück.

Go to: Flickr - Photos of Ordination and go to:

To explain about the Bishop of Roscrea from Wikipedia below: 

The Bishop of Roscrea (Irish: Easpuig Ros Cré) was an episcopal title which took its name after the town of Roscrea in County TipperaryIreland.

Roscrea monastery was founded by Saint Cronan in the sixth-century, and from which the modern town grew around it. In March 1152, the diocese of Roscrea was one of the twenty-four dioceses established at the Synod of Kells.  There are only two known diocesan bishops of Roscrea: Ísác O Cuanáin who died in 1161 and Ua Cerbaill who died in 1168.  By the end of the 12th century, Roscrea had been incorporated into the bishopric of Killaloe.

In 1970, the Roman Catholic Church revived the title as the Titular Bishop of Ros Cré. It was previously held by Bishop Heiner Koch,Auxiliary Bishop of Cologne, Germany, who was appointed on 17 March 2006

Above picture of St. Cronans Catholic Church in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. 

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