Jozef Marianus Punt
|Bishop of Haarlem-Amsterdam|
Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of the Netherlands
Bishop Punt in 2008
|See||Cathedral of Saint Bavo|
|Appointed||21 July 2001|
|Predecessor||Hendrik Joseph Alois Bomers|
|Birth name||Joseph Marianus Punt|
|Born||10 January 1946|
Joseph Marianus Punt was born on 10 January 1946 in Alkmaar, North Holland, Netherlands. In his years as a student of economics in Amsterdam Punt distanced himself from the Catholic religion of his youth and was more involved in esoterics, gnostics, Rosicrucianism, and so on. Upon discovering the Bible however, he began considering a career in the priesthood. He went to the south of the country where at the time there existed the only Catholic Dutch Seminary. In 1973 he obtained a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam.
Roman Catholic Church
Joseph Marianus Punt
|Reference style||The Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
In 1979 he became a priest, ordained by Bishop of Roermond Joannes Gijsen. In the Seminary he taught the Social Teachings of the Church, and he got also his PhD in that field from Augsburg University in Germany.
In 1998 Bomers died suddenly after suffering a heart attack. Punt was appointed Apostolic Administrator. On 21 July 2001 he was appointed bishop of Haarlem. He is assisted by an auxiliary bishop, Mgr. Johannes Gerardus Maria van Burgsteden.
Bishop Punt has indicated a devotion to Saint Mary because he took as his motto Sub tuum praesidium, the opening phrase of a Marian hymn. He supports a proposal of the Lourdes Foundation of Amstel to construct a pilgrimage church modeled on Hagia Sophia to be built in honor of Maria Vrouwe van Alle Volkeren.
- Bishop Joseph Maria Punt, Catholic-Hierarchy.org
- (in Dutch) Bisdominformatie, Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam. Retrieved on 7 January 2012.
- "Bishop Jos Punt wants a monumental pilgrimage church in Amsterdam", Kirknet. May 26, 2016
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jos Punt.|
- (in Dutch) Bisdominformatie at the website of Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam
- (in Dutch) De huidige bisschop: mgr. Punt at the website of Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam
- Bishop Joseph Maria Punt at the website Catholic-Hierarchy.org
|Catholic Church titles|
|— TITULAR —
Bishop of Nasai
1 April 1995–21 July 2001
Benedito Beni dos Santos
Hendrik Joseph Alois Bomers
| Bishop of Haarlem
21 July 2001–7 October 2008
|Diocese Name Changed|
| Bishop of Haarlem-Amsterdam
7 October 2008