Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna

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Archdiocese of Vienna
Archidioecesis Viennensis
Archidioecesis Vindobonensis

Erzdiözese Wien
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Location
Country Austria
Territory Vienna, Lower Austria
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Vienna
Metropolitan Vienna
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
2,601,000
1,301,570 (50%)
Parishes 660
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 18 January 1469
Cathedral St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna
Patron saint Saint Stephen
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Christoph Schönborn
Auxiliary Bishops Franz Scharl
Stefan Turnovsky
Vicar General Nikolaus Krasa
Emeritus Bishops Helmut Krätzl
Map
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Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Vienna (Latin: Archidioecesis Viennensis) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Austria.

Erected as the Diocese of Vienna on 18 January 1469, and elevated to the dignity of an archdiocese on 1 June 1722, the archepiscopal see resides in the cathedral of Stephansdom in Vienna.

Along with the Archdiocese of Salzburg the two ecclesiastical provinces comprise the whole of the modern state of Austria. The Archdiocese is the metropolitan of 3 dioceses: Eisenstadt, Linz, Sankt Pölten.

The current bishop is Christoph Schoenborn, appointed in 1995 and elevated to cardinal in 1998.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Melchior Klesl † (15 July 1613 Appointed - 18 September 1630 Died)
  • Philipp Friedrich Reichsfreiherr von Breuner † (3 June 1639 Appointed - 22 May 1669 Died)
  • Wilderich Reichsfreiherr von Walderdorff † (28 June 1669 Appointed - 4 September 1680 Died)
  • Emerich (Johann Anton) Sinelli, O.F.M. Cap. † (14 November 1680 Appointed - 25 February 1685 Died)
  • Ernst Reichsgraf von Trautson zu Falkenstein † (23 March 1685 Appointed - 7 January 1702 Died)
  • Franz Anton Fürst von Harrach zu Rorau † ( 1702 Ordained Bishop - 31 July 1706 Resigned)
  • Franz Ferdinand Freiherr von Rummel † (4 October 1706 Confirmed - 15 March 1716 Died)
  • Sigismund Graf Kollonitsch † (1 July 1716 Appointed - 12 April 1751 Died)
  • Johann Joseph Reichsgraf von Trautson zu Falkenstein (Trauston) † (12 April 1751 Succeeded - 10 March 1757 Died)
  • Christoph Bartholomäus Anton Graf Migazzi † (15 March 1757 Appointed - 14 April 1803 Died)
  • Sigismund Anton Graf von Hohenwart, S.J. † (29 April 1803 Appointed - 30 June 1820 Died)
  • Leopold Maximilian Graf von Firmian (Frimian) † (25 January 1822 Appointed - 29 November 1831 Died)
  • Vinzenz Eduard Milde † (27 October 1831 Appointed - 14 March 1853 Died)
  • Joseph Othmar von Rauscher † (20 March 1853 Appointed - 24 November 1875 Died)
  • Johann Baptist Rudolph Kutschker † (12 January 1876 Appointed - 27 January 1881 Died)
  • Cölestin Joseph Ganglbauer, O.S.B. † (23 March 1881 Appointed - 14 December 1889 Died)
  • Anton Josef Gruscha † (24 January 1890 Appointed - 15 August 1911 Died)
  • Franz Xavier Nagl † (5 August 1911 Succeeded - 4 February 1913 Died)
  • Friedrich Gustav Piffl † (1 April 1913 Appointed - 21 April 1932 Died)
  • Theodor Innitzer † (19 September 1932 Appointed - 9 October 1955 Died)
  • Franz König † (10 May 1956 Appointed - 16 September 1985 Retired)
  • Hans Hermann Groër, O.S.B. † (15 July 1986 Appointed - 14 September 1995 Retired)
  • Christoph Schönborn, O.P. (14 September 1995 Succeeded - )

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Coordinates: 48°12′31″N 16°22′23″E / 48.2085°N 16.3731°E / 48.2085; 16.3731