Roman Catholic Diocese of Győr

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Diocese of Diocese of Győr
Dioecesis Iaurinensis
Győri Egyházmegye
Gyor Cathedral.JPG
The Cathedral of St Mary
Country Hungary
Ecclesiastical province Esztergom-Budapest
Metropolitan Esztergom-Budapest
Area 5,100 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
370,000 (69.8%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin
Established 11th century
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St Mary in Győr
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Lajos Pápai
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal Péter Erdő
Map of the Diocese
Map of the Diocese
Website of the Diocese

The Diocese of Győr (Hungarian: Győri Egyházmegye, German: Bistum Raab, Latin: Dioecesis Iaurinensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest. The diocese is believed to have been established in 1009 by King Stephen I of Hungary, along with most of the other Hungarian dioceses.

The Cathedral of Győr is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary. The current bishop is Lajos Pápai, who was appointed in 1991.

Secular offices connected to the bishopric[edit]

The Bishops of Győr were Perpetual Counts of Baranya (Hungarian: Győr vármegye örökös főispánja, Latin: Jaurinensis perpetuus supremus comes) from the 16th century till 1783.

List of the Bishops of Győr[edit]


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Coordinates: 47°41′21″N 17°37′53″E / 47.6891°N 17.6313°E / 47.6891; 17.6313