Anton Schlembach is confirmed dead at the age of 88.
Anton was best known as a German Roman Catholic prelate.
His Excellency

Anton Schlembach
Bishop emeritus of Speyer
Bischof Schlembach.jpg
Bishop Emeritus Anton Schlembach
PredecessorFriedrich Wetter
SuccessorKarl-Heinz Wiesemann
Personal details
Born(1932-02-07)7 February 1932
Died15 June 2020(2020-06-15) (aged 88)
Alma materUniversity of Würzburg
Anton Schlembach 7 February 1932 – 15 June 2020) was a bishop who served as the 95th Bishop of Speyer.
Schlembach was born in Großwenkheim, in Münnerstadt, Germany in the archdiocese of Würzburg. There he became vicar general.
1 Childhood and education
2 As Bishop of Speyer
3 Writings
4 References
Childhood and education
Anton Schlembach was born in Unterfranken, the oldest of four children in a farm family. After graduating in 1950, from the Humanist Gymnasium in Miltenberg, he studied Catholic theology at the University of Würzburg and at the Papal University in Rome. He was ordained as a priest of Würzburg on 10 October 1956 with Cardinal Franz König. In 1959 he was awarded doctorate of theology.
As Bishop of Speyer
On 25 August 1983 Pope John Paul II named him the successor to bishop Friedrich Wetter. He ascended to the office on 16 October 1983 in the Speyer cathedral, consecrated by his predecessor Friedrich Wetter, Archbishop of Munich.
Pope Benedict XVI agreed to his retirement, effective 10 February 2007.
Schlembach died 15 June 2020, aged 88.
Anton Schlembach, Karlheinz Debus: Robert Schuman. Lothringer – Europäer – Christ; Speyer: Pilger-Verlag, ISBN 3-87637-054-X.
Anton Schlembach, Dienst unter sechs Päpsten; in: Bernhard Oswald (Hrsg.): Lebenswege. Miltenberger Abiturienten 1950; Miltenberg 2007; ISBN 978-3-00-020445-6
Anton Schlembach: Zeugen des Glaubens. Predigten und Beiträge aus 24 Bischofsjahren. Festgabe zum 75. Geburtstag von Bischof Dr. Anton Schlembach; Speyer: Pilger-Verlag, 2007; ISBN 3-87637-082-5
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