Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest

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Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest
Archidioecesis Strigoniensis-Budapestinensis
Esztergom-Budapesti Főegyházmegye
The Cathedral Basilica of Esztergom
Country Hungary
Territory Esztergom-Budapest
Ecclesiastical province Esztergom-Budapest
Metropolitan Esztergom-Budapest
Area 1,543 km2 (596 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
1,254,000 (60.1%%)
Parishes 188
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin
Established 10th Century
(Archdiocese of Esztergom )
31 May 1993
(As Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest )
Cathedral Primatial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary and St Adalbert (Esztergom Basilica)
Patron saint Saint Stephen I
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal Péter Erdő
Suffragans Diocese of Győr, Diocese of Székesfehérvár
Auxiliary Bishops Ferenc Cserháti
János Székely
György Snell[1]
Emeritus Bishops László Paskai
Gáspár Ladocsi
Mpa of the Archdiocese
Mpa of the Archdiocese
Website of the Archdiocese

The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest (Latin: Archidioecesis Strigoniensis–Budapestinensis) is part of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. It represents two Hungarian cities, Esztergom and the national capital Budapest. These two prominent cities fall under the tutelage of one diocese due to Hungary's early history wherein Esztergom was one of the former capitals of the Kingdom of Hungary (much larger than the present republic – roughly the eastern half of the Habsburg empire).

The diocese was founded in the 10th century. Its name was changed from Archdiocese of Esztergom on May 31, 1993. It had a uniquely prominent status, see under the title of Prince primate.

Its current Archbishop is Péter Erdő.

Archbishops of Esztergom-Budapest[edit]

See also Archdiocese of Esztergom

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Coordinates: 47°47′56″N 18°44′11″E / 47.7989°N 18.7364°E / 47.7989; 18.7364