Werner Bardenhewer

Werner Bardenhewer
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Bardenhewer in 2012
Joseph Werner Bardenhewer

(1929-01-30)30 January 1929
Died10 April 2019(2019-04-10) (aged 90)
Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
OccupationCatholic priest

Joseph Werner Bardenhewer (30 January 1929 − 10 April 2019) was a German Catholic priest. He was Dean of Wiesbaden, the state capital of Hesse, at the central parish St. Bonifatius from 1974 to 1996. He served for two years at the Eibingen Abbey founded by Hildegard of Bingen. In 1999, he founded the Wiesbaden chapter of the charity organisation africa action, which provides help in health care and education in countries of the Sahel region. He was active as a priest until his death, and had traveled to West Africa to contact the partner organizations. He received Burkina Faso's highest national award, the Knight of the country's National Order, in 2016.

Early life

Born Joseph Werner Bardenhewer[1] in Arnsberg[2] on 30 January 1929,[3] Bardenhewer moved with his family to Wiesbaden in 1937,[2] where he attended the Diltheyschule [de]. He studied at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen and in Fribourg, Switzerland.[4] He was ordained a priest by Bishop Wilhelm Kempf on 8 December 1955.[2][5]

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