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Joseph Zimmermann (bishop)

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Joseph Zimmermann
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Born(1923-12-12)December 12, 1923
Birmenstorf, Aargau, Switzerland
DiedDecember 4, 1988(1988-12-04) (aged 64)

Joseph Zimmermann (MSF) (12 December 1923 – 12 December 1988) was a Swiss Catholic bishop who served as a bishop in Madagascar.[1][2][3]

Zimmermann was born in Birmenstorf, Aargau, Switzerland,[4] and attended the College du Christ-Roi in Nuolen.[5] He was ordained to the priesthood in 1950.[6] In 1960, Pope John XXIII created the Roman Catholic Diocese of Morombe, Madagascar, and named Zimmermann its first bishop.[7] He was consecrated as a bishop on 23 October 1960 by Franz von Streng [de; pl], with Paul Joseph Girouard and Johannes Anton Vonderach [de; it] as principal co-consecrators.[1][4] He remained leader of the diocese of Morombe until his death in 1988.[6][8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bishop Joseph Zimmermann [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  2. "Vescovo Joseph Zimmermann MSF". Missionaries of the Holy Family.
  3. "Lasa ny Raiamandreniben'ny diosezin'i Morombe - Lakroan'i Madagasikara on line - Les actualités sociales et religieuses à Madagascar" [The Patriarch of the Diocese of Morombe is gone]. www.lakroa.mg (in Malagasy). Retrieved 2021-08-19.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Consécration épiscopale d'un évêque missionnaire suisse" (PDF). La Liberté. 91 (244). 19 October 1960. p. 3.
  5. "Mgr Zimmermann fêté à Einsiedeln" (PDF). La Liberté. 91 (252). 28 October 1960. p. 3.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Diocese of Morombe, Madagascar". GCatholic. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  7. "Un nouvel évêque missionnaire suisse" (PDF). La Liberté. 90 (138). 15 June 1960. p. 3.
  8. "Chronologie der CH-MSF-Madagaskar Mission 02" (PDF). Miray-Madagaskar (in Deutsch). 2018-12-16. Retrieved 2021-08-19. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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