Greek Catholic Archdiocese of Făgăraş and Alba Iulia

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Archdiocese of Făgăraș și Alba Iulia
Archidioecesis Fagarasiensis et Albae Iuliensis Romenorum
Arhieparhia de Făgăraș și Alba Iulia
Blaj s3.jpg
Sfânta Treime Romanian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral
Location
Country Romania
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
289,000
Information
Denomination Romanian Catholic Church of the Byzantine Tradition
Rite Byzantine Rite
Established 18 May 1721
(As Diocese of Făgăraș)
16 November 1854
(As Archdiocese of Făgăraș și Alba Iulia)
Cathedral Holy Trinity Metropolitan Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Cardinal Lucian Mureșan
Suffragans Greek Catholic Diocese of Cluj-Gherla, Greek Catholic Diocese of Lugoj, Greek Catholic Diocese of Maramureș, Greek Catholic Diocese of Oradea Mare
Auxiliary Bishops Claudiu-Lucian Pop
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Church administrative divisions
Church administrative divisions
The interior of the Sfânta Treime Romanian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral

The Archdiocese of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia, (Latin: Archidioecesis Fagarasiensis et Albae Iuliensis Romenorum) in Romanian Arhieparhia de Făgăraș și Alba Iulia, is the only archdiocese of the Romanian Church United with Rome (Romanian Greek-Catholic Church). Its Metropolitan, who holds the rank of Major Archbishop (one of only four such posts in the world), is the head (in rank just below a Patriarch) of the whole Greek-Catholic Church of Romania, where all other dioceses (Cluj–Gherla, Lugoj, Maramureș, Oradea Mare, Saint Basil the Great of Bucharest) are his suffragans; only the diocese in America, the Eparchy of St. George is exempt. The Eparchy of St. George does take part in the Synod.

Its cathedral is the Holy Trinity Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedrala Mitropolitană Greco-Catolică Sfânta Treime) in Blaj.

On May 18, 1721, it was established as the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Făgăraș (Latin: Archidioecesis Fagarasiensis Romenorum). On November 16, 1854, it was renamed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia (Fagarasien(sis) et Albae Iulien(sis) Romenorum in Latin). On December 16, 2005 it was promoted to Major Archdiocese of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia.

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