Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Archdiocese of Maribor
Archidioecesis Mariborensis
Nadškofija Maribor
Maribor Stolnica 20070107.jpg
Country Slovenia
Area 7,398 km2 (2,856 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
704,384 (85.3%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Maribor Cathedral
(Stolnica sv. Janeza Krstnika)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Rev. Fr. Alojzij Cvikl, S.J., Archbishop-elect (appointed by Pope Francis on Saturday, 14 March 2015; until then, had been Archdiocesan Treasurer (since 2010); formerly, Rector of the Pontifical Russian College (2001-2010; to be ordained to the archiepiscopate and installed at a later date)[1][2]
Auxiliary Bishops Jožef Smej
Emeritus Bishops Franc Kramberger, Archbishop Emeritus (2006-2011)
Marjan Turnšek, Archbishop Emeritus (2011-2013)
Jožef Smej, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus (1983-2009)
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor (Latin: Archidioecesis Mariborensis, Slovene: Nadškofija Maribor) is an archdiocese located in the city of Maribor in Slovenia.


  • March 5, 1962: Established as Diocese of Maribor from the Diocese of Lavant
  • April 7, 2006: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maribor

It was reported in January 2012 that the Archdiocese of Maribor was in deep financial difficulties and just before bankruptcy.[3] The whole amount of debts, provoked by high-risk investments was 800 million euros. The Archbishop of Maribor, Franc Kramberger, and the Archbishop of Ljubljana, Anton Stres, have resigned due to their involvement after the request by Pope Francis.[4]

United titles[edit]

  • Lavant (since March 5, 1962)

Special churches[edit]

  • Former Cathedral:
    • Stolna cerkev sv. Jurija, Ptuj
  • Minor Basilica:
    • Bazilika Marije, matere usmiljenja, Maribor
    • Bazilika Marije Zavetnice s plaščem, Ptujska Gora


Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°33′32.87″N 15°38′41.99″E / 46.5591306°N 15.6449972°E / 46.5591306; 15.6449972