Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moscow

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Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow
Archidioecesis Moscoviensis Matris Dei
Архиепархия Матери Божией в Москве
Country Russia
Area 2,629,000 km2 (1,015,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
200,000 (0.3%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary
Current leadership
Pope Pope Francis
Bishop Paolo Pezzi, F.S.C.B.
Map of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Moscow.PNG
Website of the Diocese

The Archdiocese of Moscow, also known as Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow (Latin: Moscovien(sis) Matris Dei, Russian: Архиепархия Матери Божией в Москве) is a Latin Rite archdiocese of the Catholic Church located in the city of Moscow, in Russia.


  • 13 April 1991: Established as Apostolic Administration of European Russia from the Archdiocese of Mogilev[1] and the Diocese of Tiraspol[2]
  • 23 November 1999: Territory ceded to the new Apostolic Administration of Southern European Russia, centred in Saratov; remaining territory renamed Apostolic Administration of Northern European Russia
  • 11 February 2002: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mother of God at Moscow


  • Apostolic Administrators of Northern European Russia (Latin rite)
    • Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz (13 April 1991 – 11 February 2002)
  • Archbishops of Mother of God at Moscow

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]


(Both the above incorrectly claim that the territory of the Archdiocese was taken from that of the diocese of Vladivostok)


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°46′02″N 37°34′17″E / 55.7672°N 37.5713°E / 55.7672; 37.5713