Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Riga

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Not to be confused with the secular state Archbishopric of Riga
Not to be confused with the Lutheran Archbishopric of Riga
Archdiocese of Riga
Archidioecesis Rigensis
Rīgas arhidiecēze
Latvia Riga St.Jacob church.jpg
Country Latvia
Area 23,587 km2 (9,107 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
220,000 (17.9%%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Svētā Jēkaba Katedrāle
(Cathedral Basilica of St. James)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs
Emeritus Bishops Jānis Pujats (cardinal)
Jānis Cakuls (auxiliary)
Location of Archdiocese of Riga in Latvia
Location of Archdiocese of Riga in Latvia

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Riga is an archdiocese administered from the capital city of Riga in Latvia. It's cathedral is Svētā Jēkaba Katedrāle. It is a metropolitan archdiocese which also helps to administer three suffragan dioceses in the Ecclesiastical province of Riga in Latvia.



  • Bishops, Apostolic Administrators and Archbishops of Riga (Roman rite)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

  • Jelgava
  • Liepāja
  • Rēzekne–Aglona

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Jānis Broks (2002), Katolicisms Latvijā 800 Gados: 1186-1986, Vēsturisks Atskats, p. 40, ISBN 9984-619-40-0
  2. ^ Broks, p. 62
  3. ^ Samogitiensis et Rigensis: De finium dioecesanorum commutatione, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 12 (1920), p. 270
  4. ^ Rigensis: Erectionis in archiepiscopatum, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 15 (1923), p. 585
  5. ^ Toomas Abiline and Indrek Oper (2006?), St Peter and St Paul's Cathedral in Tallinn, The Apostolic Administration of Estonia, Tallinn, p. 10
  6. ^ Rigensis: Archiepiscopalis ecclesia Rigensis ad metropolitanae ecclesiae gradum et dignitatem evehitur novaque provincia ecclesiastica sub nomine <<Rigensis>> in Lettonia constituitur, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 29 (1937), p. 387
  7. ^ Liepaiensis: A Rigensis archidioecesis territorio pars seiungitur, ex qua nova erigitur dioecesis <<Liepaiensis>> nuncupanda, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 29 (1937), p. 384
  8. ^ Rezeknensis-Aglonensis: In Lettonia nova conditur dioecesis Rezeknensis-Aglonensis, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 88 (1996), p. 344