Archeparchy of Prešov

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Archeparchy of Prešov
Archidioecesis Presoviensis
Prešovská Archieparchia
Arcidieceze Presov reckokat.jpg
The coat of arms of the Archeparchy of Prešov
Location
Country Slovakia
Territory Prešov Region
Ecclesiastical province Prešov
Metropolitan Prešov
Statistics
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
123,700
Parishes 164
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Byzantine Rite
Established 22 September 1818
Cathedral Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Secular priests 249
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Ján Babjak
Auxiliary Bishops Milan Lach
Map
Slovacchia - Arcieparchia di Presov.png
Website
Official Website

The Archeparchy of Prešov (Latin: Archieparchia Presoviensis, until 2008 Eparchy of Prešov) is an archeparchy of the Slovak Greek Catholic Church which covers the territory of the Prešov Region. It has the suffragans of: Eparchy of Košice and Eparchy of Bratislava. As of 2004 it had 136,593 Greek Catholic faithful.[1] and its seat is in Prešov. Current archeparch is Ján Babjak

Cathedral of archieparchy

History[edit]

The eparchy was erected on 22 September 1818 from the territory of the Eparchy of Mukachevo. In 1996 the eparchy lost the territory in the Czech Republic to the newly established Czech Greek Catholic Church. In 1997 an apostolic exarchate of Košice (today Eparchy of Košice was created. The last changes occurred on 30 January 2008, when the Eparchy of Bratislava was erected, losing territory of western and central Slovakia. At the same time it was elevated into metropolitan archeparchy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prešov (Prjašev) (Archdiocese) [Catholic-Hierarchy]

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