The Diocese of Luxembourg announced on Tuesday that Leo Wagener's auxiliary bishop ordination will take place on Sunday 29 September in the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The cathedral will be open from 2 pm onwards. Members of the public seeking to witness the ordination are asked to enter the cathedral via Rue Notre-Dame and be seated before 2.45 pm. The event will be accessible to wheelchair-users as well, who are kindly asked to register via phone (462023-32) or email ( by 20 September.

Ahead of the ordination, there will be two evening masses on Friday 27 September, one at 6.30 pm in Walferdange and the other at 7 pm in Hoscheid. Those who wish to celebrate the occasion of Monseigneur Leo Wagener's ordination can do so by donation to the Fondation Saint-Irmine, either for the Church's future fund or the reception of two refugee families in Luxembourg. The transfer reference should detail either "Ordination épiscopale – Fonds d’avenir" or "Ordination épiscopale – Accueil réfugiés" to the following bank account: CCPLLULL LU63 1111 7017 0305 0000.

On 24 July, Pope Francis named Canon Leo Wagener as titular bishop of Aquae Novae in Numidia and auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Luxembourg. His bishop motto is  AD FONTES FIDEI – ZU DE QUELLE VUM GLAWEN – AUX SOURCES DE LA FOI.

The main consecrator at the ceremony will be Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, assisted by Monseigneur Fernand Franck, former Arshbishop of Luxembourg, and Monseigneur Georg Bätzing, the Bishop of Limburg.

The ordination will be streamed live from 3 pm onwards on