Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bar

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Archdiocese of Bar
Archidioecesis Antibarensis
Barska Nadbiskupija
Kryedioqeza e Tivarit
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bar4.JPG
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Location
Country Montenegro
Metropolitan Immediately Subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area 13,198 km2 (5,096 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
631,000
11,227 (1.8%)
Parishes 19
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 9th Century
(As Diocese of Bar)
1034
(As Archdiocese of Bar)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bar, Montenegro
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Rrok Gjonlleshaj
Map
Map of Montenegro  Diocese of Kotor  Archdiocese of Bar
Map of Montenegro
  Diocese of Kotor
  Archdiocese of Bar

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bar is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Montenegro.[1][2] It is centred in the city of Bar (Italian Antivari). It was erected as a diocese in the 9th century and elevated to an archdiocese in 1089. The Archbishopric was by Pope's decree abolished some time after 1140, until it was restored by the Serbian medieval Nemanjić dynasty in 1199.

The Archbishops regularly bore titles of "Primates of Serbia" (Primas Serviae), implemented as a permanent part of the title by Archbishop Stephen Tegliatti in 1475, since 1256 early on self-styled as "Archbishop of Slavians".[Note 1]

The archdiocese's cathedral is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bar. Zef Gashi currently serves as Archbishop in the archdiocese.[3]

In 1923, Traboin, Tuzi, Grude, and Klezna were added to the Archbishopric from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shkodër. In 1969, the territory of the municipalities of Plav, Gusinje, and Vojno Selo were added to the Archbishopric from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Skopje.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Serbs, referring to the Serbian medieval state

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Bar (Antivari)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Bar" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ International Bishops' Conference of St. Cyril and Methodius: Diocese of Bar
  4. ^ "Archbishop Šimun Vosić (Vossich)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  5. ^ "Archbishop Šimun Vosić" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  6. ^ "Archbishop Stefan Teglatije (de Taleazis)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 6, 2016

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Coordinates: 42°05′41″N 19°07′51″E / 42.09472°N 19.13083°E / 42.09472; 19.13083