Péter Fülöp Kocsis

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Péter Fülöp Kocsis
Archbishop of Hajdúdorog
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Péter Fülöp Kocsis in 2013
ChurchHungarian Greek Catholic Church
ArchdioceseHajdúdorog
SeeHajdúdorog
In office2008 - present
PredecessorSzilárd Keresztes
Orders
OrdinationAugust 2, 1989
ConsecrationJune 30, 2008
by Szilárd Keresztes
Personal details
Born (1963-01-13) January 13, 1963 (age 55)
Szeged, People's Republic of Hungary (present day Hungary)
NationalityHungarian
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Péter Fülöp Kocsis (born 13 January 1963 in Szeged, Hungary) is a Hungarian Greek Catholic archbishop. He is as metropolitan archbishop of the Archeparchy of Hajdúdorog, the head of the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church.

Biography[edit]

Metropolitan Fülöp studied philosophy and theology at the Saint Athanasius Greek Catholic Theological Institute in Nyíregyháza, Hungary and pedagogy and psychology at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome, Italy. He was ordained priest in 1989. He served as cathecist at a Greek Catholic primary school in Nyíregyháza, than became parish pastor in Tornabarakony. Between 1995 and 1999 he received monastic formation as novice at the bi-ritual Benedictine monastery of Chevetogne. He was tonsured a monk in 1998 in 6 November 1998 by Bishop Szilárd Keresztes of Hajdúdorog receiving his monastic name, Fülöp (Philip). After the retirement of Bishop Szilárd Keresztes, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to be Bishop of Hajdúdorog and apostolic administrator of the Apostolic Exarchate of Miskolc in 2008. He was consecrated bishop on 30 June 2008 at the Cathedral of Hajdúdorog. The principal consecrator was Bishop Emeritus Szilárd Keresztes, principal co-consecrators were Metropolitan Archbishop Ján Babjak SJ of Presov and Bishop Milan Šašik CM of Munkachevo.

In March 2015 Pope Francis elevated the Eparchy of Hajdúdorog to the rank of metropolitan archeparchy, with Fülöp Kocsis as its archbishop and head of the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine - Provvedimenti sulla Chiesa Greco-Cattolica Ungherese" (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Szilárd Keresztes
Bishop of Hajdúdorog
2008–2015
Succeeded by
Himself
as Archbishop of Hajdúdorog
Apostolic Exarchate of Miskolc
2008–2011 (as Apostolic Administrator)
Succeeded by
Atanáz Orosz
Preceded by
Himself
as Bishop of Hajdúdorog
Archbishop of Hajdúdorog
2015–present
Incumbent