Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Košice

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Archdiocese of Košice

Archidioecesis Cassoviensis

Košická arcidiecéza
Arcidieceze kosicka.jpg
Archdiocese of Košice Coat of Arms
Location
Country Slovakia
Ecclesiastical provinceKošice
MetropolitanBernard Bober
Archdeaconries3 (Abov - Cathedral, Šariš, Zemplín
Deaneries19
Statistics
Area10,403 km2 (4,017 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
1,153,505
677,000 (58.7%)
Parishes216
Churches592
Schools39
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteLatin Rite
Established10 August 1804
(As Diocese of Košice)
31 March 1995
(As Archdiocese of Košice)
CathedralSt. Elisabeth Cathedral in Košice
Co-cathedralSaint Nicholas Concathedral
Patron saintAndrew the Apostle
Secular priests430
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopBernard Bober
SuffragansDiocese of Rožňava, Diocese of Spiš
Auxiliary BishopsMarek Forgáč
Episcopal VicarsZoltán Pásztor, Vladimír Šosták
Bishops emeritusAlojz Tkáč
Map
Map of the Archdiocese
Map of the Archdiocese
Website
Website

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Košice (Slovak: Košická arcidiecéza, Latin: Archidioecesis Cassoviensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in eastern Slovakia, with its seat in Košice. It covers central and eastern parts of the Prešov and Košice regions, with an area of 10,403 km². On that area, there was a population of around 1,153,505 people, of which around 61% were of Catholic faith (2012). The Archbishop-elect is the former auxiliary bishop, Bernard Bober, he succeeded Alojz Tkáč. Bernard Bober was appointed as Archbishop of Košice on June 4, 2010 and canonically took power of the archdiocese on July 10, 2010. Pope Francis appointed on June 11, 2016 priest Marek Forgáč as new auxiliary bishop.

The Major Seminary - St Charles Borromeo Seminary is at the very heart of the Archdiocese of Košice. It is located in downtown Košice, just walking distance from St. Elisabeth Cathedral. It has been forming Roman Catholic seminarians since 1994.

History[edit]

It was first created in 1804 under name Diocese of Košice as a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Eger. In 1977, the metropolitan was changed to the newly established ecclesiastical province of Trnava. On 31 March 1995, a new ecclesiastical province was created, changing the status of the diocese into archdiocese with the suffragans of Spiš and Rožňava.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • András Szabó † (20 Aug 1804 Appointed - 28 Sep 1819 Died)
  • István Cseh (Csech) † (8 Jan 1821 Appointed - 4 Jun 1831 Died)
  • Imre Palugyay † ( 1830 Appointed - 13 Feb 1839 Appointed, Bishop of Nitra)
  • Antal Ocskay † (18 Aug 1839 Ordained Bishop - 11 Sep 1848 Died)
  • József Kunszt † (20 May 1850 Appointed - 15 Mar 1852 Appointed, Archbishop of Kalocsa)
  • Ignác Fábry † (15 Mar 1852 Appointed - 26 Jun 1867 Died)
  • János Perger † (13 Mar 1868 Appointed - 5 Apr 1876 Died)
  • Konstantín Schuster † (1 Jul 1877 Appointed - 1886 Appointed, Bishop of Vác)
  • Zsigmond Bubics † (30 May 1887 Appointed - Oct 1906 Retired)
  • Augustín Fischer-Colbrie † (6 Aug 1906 Succeeded - 17 May 1925 Died)
  • József Csárszky † (6 Dec 1925 Appointed - 19 Jul 1939 Appointed Košice Apostolic Administrator for areas remaining in Slovakia after First Vienna Award)
  • István Madarász † (19 Jul 1939 Appointed - Feb 1945 Appointed to a Hungarian Diocese and left to Hejce after liberation of Slovak territory)
  • József Csárszky † (Apr 1945 Appointed - 11 Mar 1962 Died)

The Diocese of Košice was without a bishop for 28 years during the communist regime.

Source[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hišem (2000) p. 78

References[edit]

  • Hišem, Cyril (2000). Dejiny Kňazského Seminára v Košiciach (1918-1950). Vydavateľstvo Michala Vaška. (in Slovak)
  • Official site (in Slovak)
  • Archdiocese of Košice at catholic-hierarchy.org
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Cassovia" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Coordinates: 48°43′13″N 21°15′30″E / 48.7203°N 21.2582°E / 48.7203; 21.2582