Roman Catholic Diocese of Varaždin

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Diocese of Varaždin
Dioecesis Varasdinensis
Varaždinske Biskupije
Varaždinska katedrala.jpg
Cathedral in Varaždin
Location
Country Croatia
Ecclesiastical province Zagreb
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Zagreb
Statistics
Area 3,100 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
387,100
368,700 (95.2%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 July 1997
Cathedral Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Varaždin
Patron saint Saint Marko Krizin
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Josip Mrzljak
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal Josip Bozanić
Website
Website of the diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Varaždin is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in northern Croatia. The diocese is centred in the city of Varaždin. It is a new diocese, having only been erected on July 5, 1997. Bishop Marko Culej was the first to be head of the diocese. Bishop Josip Mrzljak is the current bishop of Varaždin.

Latin inscription on the cathedral's door: Diocesis Varasdinensis erecta die V Julii MCMXCVII

The Church of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven was built in 1646 and was proclaimed a cathedral on September 28, 1997.

The diocese's patron saint is Saint Marko of Križevci.

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