Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kalocsa-Kecskemét

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Archdiocese of Kalocsa-Kecskemét
Archidioecesis Colocensis-Kecskemetensis
Kalocsa-Kecskeméti főegyházmegye
KalocsaCathedral.jpg
Cathedral in Kalocsa
Location
Country Hungary
Ecclesiastical province Kalocsa-Kecskemét
Statistics
Area 8,372 km2 (3,232 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2011)
541,005
371,833 (68.7%)
Parishes 136
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin
Cathedral Cathedral of the Assumption in Kalocsa
Co-cathedral Co-Cathedral of the Ascension of Our Lord in Kecskemét
Patron saint St Paul
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Balázs Bábel
Suffragans Diocese of Pécs
Diocese of Szeged–Csanád
Vicar General Finta József
Episcopal Vicars Polyák Imre
Map
Map of Archdiocese of Kalocsa-Kecskemet.svg
Website
Website of the Dicese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kalocsa–Kecskemét (Hungarian: Kalocsa–Kecskeméti Főegyházmegye, Latin: Archidioecesis Colocensis–Kecskemetensis) is an Archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. Since 1993, its official name is Archdiocese of Kalocsa-Kecskemét. The diocese is the metropolitan of the Diocese of Pécs and the Diocese of Szeged-Csanád. The patron saint is Saint Paul. The current archbishop is Balázs Bábel, who was appointed in 1999.

Establishment of the Archdiocese[edit]

The Archdiocese of Kalocsa was probably originally set up as a Bishopric by King Stephen I of Hungary, but it became the second Archbishopric in 1009. Its original suffragans were the bishops of Bihar (Romanian: Biharea) and Transylvania. Around 1028 the bishop of the newly established Diocese of Csanád also became a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Kalocsa.

Secular offices connected to the archbishopric[edit]

The Archbishops of Kalocsa were, from the 15th century to 1776, the perpetual ispáns (Hungarian: Bács vármegye örökös főispánja, Latin: Bacsiensis perpetuus supremus comes).

Ordinaries[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Balogh, Margit - Gergely, Jenő: Egyházak az újkori Magyarországon (1790-1992) - Adattár (MTA Történettudományi Intézete, Budapest, 1996)
  • Korai Magyar Történeti Lexikon (9-14. század), főszerkesztő: Kristó, Gyula, szerkesztők: Engel, Pál és Makk, Ferenc (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1994)
  • Fallenbüchl, Zoltán: Magyarország főispánjai 1526-1848 (Argumentum, Budapest, 1994)
  • Magyarország Történeti Kronológiája I-III. – A kezdetektől 1526-ig; 1526-1848, 1848-1944, főszerkesztő: Benda, Kálmán (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1981, 1982, 1993)
  • Magyar Történelmi Fogalomtár I-II. – A-K; L-ZS, főszerkesztő: Bán, Péter (Gondolat, Budapest, 1989)
  • Fallenbüchl, Zoltán: Magyarország főméltóságai (Maecenas, 1988)
  • Karácsonyi, János: Magyarország egyháztörténete főbb vonásaiban 970-től 1900-ig (Könyvértékesítő Vállalat, Budapest, 1985)

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