Róbert Bezák

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His Excellency
Róbert Bezák
Archbishop Emeritus of Trnava
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Trnava
Appointed April 18, 2009
Installed June 6, 2009
Term ended July 2, 2012
Predecessor Ján Sokol
Successor Ján Orosch
Ordination June 14, 1984
Consecration June 6, 2009
by Cardinal Jozef Tomko
Personal details
Born (1960-03-01) March 1, 1960 (age 57)
Prievidza Slovakia
Coat of arms
Styles of
Róbert Bezák
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Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Monsignor
Posthumous style not applicable

Mons. Róbert Bezák, C.SS.R. (born March 1, 1960 in Handlová, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak bishop. He was consecrated as Archbishop of Trnava on June 6, 2009 by Cardinal Jozef Tomko.[1]

His removal from the see of Trnava was announced on July 2, 2012. Hundreds of Catholics protested at Trnava Cathedral following the announcement. Bezák told his congregation that the Vatican had made "serious allegations" against him and barred him from speaking to the media.[2]

In December 2013 Bezák moved to the Redemptorist monastery in the Italian town of Bussolengo near Verona.[3]


  1. ^ Biography at Catholic Hierarchy
  2. ^ "Vatikán zakázal slovenskému exarcibiskupovi výstupy v médiích". Deník.cz (originally ČTK). March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dismissed Archbishop Bezak Takes Post in Italy". The Daily.sk. October 14, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 

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