Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg

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Archdiocese of Salzburg
Archidioecesis Salisburgensis
Erzdiözese Salzburg
Salzburg cathedral frontview.jpg
Location
Country Austria
Territory Salzburg, Tyrol
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Salzburg
Metropolitan Salzburg, Salzburg
Statistics
Area 9,715 km2 (3,751 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2015)
Increase 727,707
Decrease 473,022 (Decrease 65%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established April 20, 798
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Rupert and Saint Vergilius
Patron saint Saint Rupert
Saint Virgil
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Franz Lackner
Auxiliary Bishops Andreas Laun
Hansjörg Hofer
Vicar General Hansjörg Hofer
Roland Rasser (as from Sept 1st, 2017)
Episcopal Vicars Matthäus Appesbacher
Emeritus Bishops Georg Eder (em. archbishop)
Alois Kothgasser, S.D.B. (em. archbishop)
Map
Bistuemer oesterreich salzburg.png
Website
kirchen.net/portal

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg (Latin: Archidioecesis Salisburgensis) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Austria. The archdiocese is one of two Austrian archdioceses, serving alongside the Archdiocese of Vienna.

The Archbishopric of Salzburg was a prince-bishopric of the Holy Roman Empire until 1803, when it was secularized as the Electorate of Salzburg. The archdiocese was reestablished in 1818 without temporal power.

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Ordinaries (until 1812)[edit]

  • Johann von Reisberg † ( 1429 Elected - 1441 Died)
  • Friedrich Truchseß von Emmerberg † (30 Sep 1441 Elected - 3 Apr 1452 Died)
  • Sigmund von Volkersdorf † (10 Apr 1452 Elected - 3 Nov 1461 Died)
  • Burkhard von Weißpriach † (16 Nov 1461 Elected - 16 Feb 1466 Died)
  • Bernhard von Rohr † (25 Feb 1466 Elected - 21 Mar 1487 Died)
  • Johann Beckenschlager † (21 Mar 1487 Succeeded - 15 Dec 1489 Died)
  • Friedrich Graf von Schaumberg † (19 Dec 1489 Elected - 4 Oct 1494 Died)
  • Sigmund von Hollenegg † (16 Oct 1494 Elected - 3 Jul 1495 Died)
  • Leonhard von Keutschach, C.R.S.A. † (7 Jul 1495 Elected - 8 Jun 1519 Died)
  • Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg † (8 Jun 1519 Succeeded - 30 Mar 1540 Died)
  • Michael von Kuenburg † (21 Jul 1554 Elected - 17 Nov 1560 Died)
  • Johann Jakob von Kuen-Belasy † (28 Nov 1560 Elected - 4 May 1586 Died)
  • Georg von Kuenburg † (4 May 1586 Succeeded - 25 Jan 1587 Died)
  • Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau † (2 Mar 1587 Elected- 7 Mar 1612 Resigned)
  • Markus Sittikus von Hohenems † (18 Mar 1612 Elected - 9 Oct 1619 Died)
Salzburg, "Rome of the North"
  • Paris Reichsgraf von Lodron † (13 Nov 1618 Elected - 15 Dec 1653 Died)
  • Guidobald Reichsgraf von Thun † (3 Feb 1654 Elected - 1 Jun 1668 Died)
  • Maximilian Gandolf Reichsgraf von Kuenburg † (30 Jul 1668 Elected - 3 May 1687 Died)
  • Johann Ernst Reichsgraf von Thun † (30 Jun 1687 Elected - 20 Apr 1709 Died)
  • Franz Anton Fürst von Harrach zu Rorau † (20 Apr 1709 Succeeded - 18 Jul 1727 Died)
  • Leopold Anton Eleutherius Reichsfreiherr von Firmian † (4 Oct 1727 Elected - 22 Oct 1744 Died)
  • Jakob Ernst Graf von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn † (13 Jan 1745 Elected - 12 Jun 1747 Died)
  • Andreas Jakob Reichsgraf von Dietrichstein † (10 Sep 1747 Elected - 5 Jan 1753 Died)
  • Siegmund Christoph Graf von Schrattenbach † (5 Apr 1753 Elected - 16 Dec 1771 Died)
  • Hieronymus Joseph Franz de Paula Graf Colloredo von Wallsee und Mels † (14 Mar 1772 Elected - 20 May 1812 Died)

Modern Archbishops of Salzburg (1803 to date)[edit]

Archbishop Franz Lackner OFM

References[edit]

Coordinates: 47°47′52″N 13°02′47″E / 47.7979°N 13.0465°E / 47.7979; 13.0465