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or Bernard of Hildesheim
(died 20 July 1154) was Bishop of Hildesheim
The Diocese of Hildesheim is a diocese or ecclesiastical territory of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church in Germany. Founded in 815 as a missionary diocese by King Louis the Pious, his son Louis the German appointed the famous former archbishop of Rheims, Ebbo, as bishop...
from 1130 until 1153 (resigned). He achieved the canonization
Canonization is the act by which a Christian church declares a deceased person to be a saint, upon which declaration the person is included in the canon, or list, of recognized saints. Originally, individuals were recognized as saints without any formal process...
of Gotthard of Hildesheim
Saint Gotthard , also known as Gothard or Godehard the Bishop, is a Roman Catholic saint.-Life:...
by Pope Innocent II
Pope Innocent II , born Gregorio Papareschi, was pope from 1130 to 1143, and was probably one of the clergy in personal attendance on the antipope Clement III .-Early years:...
and founded the basilica St. Godehard in honour of the new Saint at Hildesheim
Hildesheim is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located in the district of Hildesheim, about 30 km southeast of Hanover on the banks of the Innerste river, which is a small tributary of the Leine river...
, where he was buried. He is venerated Blessed
in the Roman Catholic Church.