Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Prague

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Archdiocese of Prague
Archidioecesis Pragensis
Arcibiskupství pražské
Arcidieceze Praha CoA.jpg
Location
Country Czech Republic
Ecclesiastical province Province of Prague
Statistics
Area 8,590 km2 (3,320 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
2,069,585
488,000 (23.6%)
Parishes 140
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman rite
Established 973
Cathedral St. Vitus Cathedral
Patron saint St Wenceslaus
St Adalbert
St John Nepomucene
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Dominik Duka, O.P.
Auxiliary Bishops Karel Herbst, S.D.B., Václav Maly, Jaroslav Škarvada (emeritus)
Emeritus Bishops Cardinal Miloslav Vlk Cardinal Archbishop emeritus (1991-2010)
Map
Rep Ceca - Arcidiocesi di Praga.png
Website
apha.cz

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Prague (Czech: Arcidiecéze pražská, Latin: Archidioecesis Pragensis) is a Catholic archdiocese of the Latin Rite in the Czech Republic. The archepiscopal see is in the Czech capital of Prague.

The diocese was founded in 973 as the Diocese of Prague. It was elevated to an archdiocese on 30 April 1344. Msgr Dominik Duka, O.P. is the current archbishop. The following is a list of bishops and archbishops of Prague. The Archdiocese of Prague was created as a bishopric in 973, and elevated to an archbishopric on 30 April 1344. The first official statutes date from 1349 and incorporated the Manipulus florum of Thomas of Ireland.[1]

The names of these prelates are given in Czech, with English or otherwise as suitable.

Bishops of Prague[edit]

Succession Name Dates of bishopric
1. Dětmar (Thietmar, Dietmar) 973–982
2. St. Vojtěch (Adalbert of Prague) 982–996
Kristian (Strachkvas) 996 (died during consecration)
3. Thiddag (Deodatus) 998–1017
4. Ekkhard (Ekkehard, Ekhard, Helicardus) 1017–1023
5. Hyza (Hyzo, Hizzo, Izzo) 1023–1030
6. Šebíř (Severus) 1030–1067
7. Gebhart (Gebehard, Jaromír) 1068–1089
8. Kosmas 1090–1098
9. Heřman 1099–1122
10. Menhart (Meinhard) 1122–1134
11. Jan I 1134–1139
Silvestr 1139–1140 (abdicated)
12. Ota (Otto) 1140–1148
13. Daniel I 1148–1167
Gotpold (Goltpold, Gothard, Hotart) 1168 (died before installation)
14. Bedřich z Puttendorfu 1168–1179
15. Valentin (Vališ) 1179–1182
16. Jindřich Břetislav 1182–1197
17. Daniel II (Milík z Talmberka) 1197–1214
18. Ondřej 1214–1224
19. Pelhřim (Peregrin) z Vartenberka 1124–1125
20. Budilov (Budivoj, Budislav) 1225–1226
21. Jan II 1226–1236
22. Bernhard (Buchard) Kaplíř ze Sulevic 1236–1240
23. Mikuláš z Reisenburku 1240–1258
24. Jan III z Dražic 1258–1278
25. Tobiáš z Bechyně 1278–1296
26. Řehoř Zajíc z Valdeka 1296–1301
27. Jan IV z Dražic 1301–1343
28. Arnošt z Pardubic (Arnošt of Pardubice) 1343–1344

Archbishops of Prague[edit]

Succession Name Dates of archbishopric
1. Arnošt z Pardubic (Arnošt of Pardubice) 1344–1364
2. Jan Očko z Vlašimi 1364–1379
3. Jan z Jenštejna 1379–1396
4. Olbram (Volfram) ze Škvorce 1369–1402
Mikuláš Puchník z Černic 1402 (died before consecration)
5. Zbyněk Zajíc z Hasenburka 1403–1411
6. Sigismund Albicus 1411–1412
7. Conrad of Vechta 1413–1421
sede vacante 1421–1561
8. Antonín Brus z Mohelnice 1561–1580
9. Martin Medek z Mohelnice 1581–1590
10. Zbyněk Berka z Dubé 1592–1606
11. Karel Graf von Lamberk 1607–1612
12. Johann Lohel 1612–1622
13. Arnošt Vojtěch Graf von Harrach 1623–1667
Johann Wilhelm Graf von Liebstein von Kolovrat 1667–1668 (died before consecration)
14. Matouš Ferdinand Sobek (Zoubek) z Bílenberka 1669–1675
15. Jan Bedřich Graf von Waldstein 1675–1694
16. Jan Josef Graf von Breuner 1695–1710
17. Ferdinand Graf von Khünburg 1713–1731
18. Daniel Josef Mayer z Mayernu 1732–1733
Jan Adam Vratislav z Mitrovic 1733 (died before confirmation)
19. Johann Moriz Gustav Graf von Manderscheid–Blankenheim 1733–1763
20. Antonín Petr hrabě Příchovský z Příchovic 1764–1793
21. Wilhelm Florentin Fürst von Salm 1793–1810
22. Václav Leopold Chlumčanský z Přestavlk a Chlumčan 1815–1830
23. Alois Josef hrabě Krakovský z Kolovrat 1831–1833
24. Ondřej Alois Ankwicz ze Skarbek–Peslawice 1834–1838
25. Alois Josef svobodný pán Schrenk 1838–1849
26. Friedrich Johannes Jacob Celestin von Schwarzenberg 1849–1885
27. Franziskus von Paula Graf von Schönborn 1885–1899
28. Lev Skrbenský z Hříště 1899–1916
29. Pavel Graf von Huyn 1916–1919
30. František Kordač 1919–1931
31. Karel Kašpar 1931–1941
32. Josef Beran 1946–1969
33. František Tomášek 1977–1991
34. Miloslav Vlk 1991-2010
35. Dominik Duka, O.P. 2010–present
An aerial view of St. Vitus Cathedral. The entire cathedral is situated inside the Prague Castle complex, and is the cathedral of the Archbishops of Prague.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke (2004), ODNB.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°05′24″N 14°23′51″E / 50.09000°N 14.39750°E / 50.09000; 14.39750