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Bishop of Bruges

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bruges, (Brugge) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic church in Belgium. The diocese was restored after the French Revolution in 1834.[1] Its territory coincides with West Flanders. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels. Its see is Sint-Salvator Cathedral.


The earlier diocese of Bruges existed from 1558.


  • 1560–1567: Petrus Curtius (Petrus De Corte)
  • 1569–1594: Remigius Driutius (Remi Drieux )
  • 1596–1602: Matthias Lambrecht
  • 1604–1616: Karel-Filips De Rodoan
  • 1616–1620: Anthonius Triest (also bishop of Ghent)
  • 1623–1629: Denis Stoffels
  • 1630–1639: Servaas de Quinckere
  • 1642–1649: Nicolaas de Haudion
  • 1651–1660: Carolus Van den Bosch (also bishop of Ghent)
  • 1662–1668: Robert de Haynin
  • 1668–1671: Charles Geleyns
  • 1671–1681: François de Baillencourt
  • 1682–1689: Humbertus Guilielmus de Precipiano (also Archbishop of Mechelen)
  • 1691–1706: Guilielmus (Willem) Bassery
  • 1706–1716: Vacant
  • 1716–1742: Hendrik Jozef van Susteren
  • 1743–1753: Jan-Baptist de Castillon
  • 1754–1775: Joannes-Robertus Caimo
  • 1777–1794: Felix Brenart
  • Suppressed
  • 1834–1848: Franciscus-Renatus Boussen
  • 1848–1864: Joannes-Baptista Malou
  • 1864–1894: Johan Joseph Faict
  • 1894–1895: Petrus De Brabandere
  • 1895–1931: Gustavus Josephus Waffelaert
  • 1931–1952: Henricus Lamiroy
  • 1952–1984: Emiel-Jozef De Smedt
  • 1984–2010: Roger Joseph Vangheluwe
  • 2010–present: Jozef De Kesel

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Coordinates: 51°12′18″N 3°13′21″E / 51.204977°N 3.222416°E / 51.204977; 3.222416

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