Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper

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Diocese of Koper
Dioecesis Iustinopolitanus
Škofija Koper
Coat of arms of Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper.gif
Location
Country  Slovenia
Ecclesiastical province Ljubljana
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ljubljana
Statistics
Area 4,386 km2 (1,693 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
266,403
181,230 (68%)
Parishes 189
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of Mary's Assumption, Koper
(Slovene: Stolna cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja)
Co-cathedral Co-Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Nova Gorica
(Konkatedrala Kristusa Odrešenika)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jurij Bizjak
Metropolitan Archbishop Stane Zore
Emeritus Bishops Metod Pirih, Bishop Emeritus (1987-2012)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper (Latin: Dioecesis Iustinopolitanus; Slovene: Škofija Koper) is a diocese in southwestern Slovenia. It is part of the Ecclesiastical province of Ljubljana. Its cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and is located in the Adriatic port town of Koper. A co-cathedral, dedicated to Christ the Saviour, is located in Nova Gorica; it gained its status in 2004. The Latin name of the diocese, Dioecesis Iustinopolitanus, is due to the fact that Koper was in the past name Justinopolis in honour of the Byzantine emperor Justinian II.

History[edit]

Special churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilicas:

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Koper (Roman rite)
    • Janez Jenko (17 October 1977 – 15 April 1987)
    • Metod Pirih (16 April 1987 – 23 April 2012)
    • Jurij Bizjak (since 23 June 2012)

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Coordinates: 45°32′51.52″N 13°43′50.17″E / 45.5476444°N 13.7306028°E / 45.5476444; 13.7306028