Roman Catholicism in Hungary

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Hungarian Catholic Church
Esztergom Basilica, the mother church of the Hungarian Catholic Church
Classification Catholic
Orientation Catholic
Leader Péter Erdő
Archbishop of Esztergom
Region Hungary
Headquarters Esztergom, Hungary
Founder Stephen I of Hungary
Origin 1000
Esztergom, Hungary
Members 3,871,881 (2011)
Official website http://uj.katolikus.hu/

The Hungarian Catholic Church (Hungarian: Magyar Katolikus Egyház) is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.

There are around 3.872 million Catholics in Hungary — or 39% of the population (2011 census). The country is divided into 12 dioceses including 4 archdioceses. In addition, there is a territorial abbey and a separate sui juris particular Church for those who adhere to the Byzantine Rite known as the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church.

The Church has been in decline in recent decades in Hungary; although the decline has not been as dramatic as in the Czech Republic, it is now a minority religion.

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