Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Utrecht

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This article is about the current archdiocese within the Roman Catholic Church. For the current archdiocese within the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands, see Old Catholic Archdiocese of Utrecht. For the historic diocese and archdiocese of Utrecht before and during the Protestant Reformation, see Archdiocese of Utrecht (695–1580).
Archdiocese of Utrecht
Archidioecesis Ultraiectensis
Aartsbisdom Utrecht
Wappen Bistum Utrecht.png
Country  Netherlands
Territory Parts of the provinces Utrecht, Overijssel, Gelderland, and Flevoland[1]
Metropolitan Utrecht[1]
Coordinates 52°05′15″N 5°07′27″E / 52.08750°N 5.12417°E / 52.08750; 5.12417Coordinates: 52°05′15″N 5°07′27″E / 52.08750°N 5.12417°E / 52.08750; 5.12417
Area 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi)[2]
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
750,000 (18.5%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite[2]
Established 4 March 1853[2]
Cathedral Saint Catherine's Cathedral[3]
Patron saint Saint Willibrord
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Wim Eijk[2][4]
Auxiliary Bishops Theodorus Cornelis Maria Hoogenboom
Herman Willebrordus Woorts
Emeritus Bishops Adrianus Johannes Simonis Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus (1983-2007)
Johannes Antonius de Kok Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus (1982-2005)
The location of the Archdiocese of Utrecht in the Netherlands
The location of the Archdiocese of Utrecht in the Netherlands

The Archdiocese of Utrecht (Latin: Archidioecesis Ultraiectensis) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. It is the main see of the ecclesiastical province of Utrecht. The archbishop is the metropolitan of all six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Utrecht: the dioceses of Breda, Groningen-Leeuwarden, Haarlem-Amsterdam, Roermond, Rotterdam, and 's-Hertogenbosch. As these dioceses cover the entire present Netherlands, the Archbishop of Utrecht is considered the first bishop of the country although the title of Primate of the Netherlands strictly speaking still belongs to the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussel, now in Belgium. The liturgical center of the archdiocese of Utrecht is the historic Saint Catherine Cathedral which replaced the prior cathedral, Saint Martin Cathedral, after it was taken by Protestants in the revolt.


Historic diocese and archdiocese[edit]

Vicariate Apostolic of Batavia[edit]

Mission sui iuris of Batavia[edit]

Modern archdiocese[edit]


"List of bishops of Utrecht" redirects here. For Archbishops of the Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands, see Old Catholic Church of the Netherlands § Old Catholic Archbishops of Utrecht.

Bishops until Protestant Reformation[edit]


Roman Catholic archbishops after Restoration of the Episcopal Hierarchy[edit]

This list is complete and up-to-date as of July 2014.

Source: Radboud University Library.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Achtergronden aartsbisdom. Retrieved on 2009-10-13.
  2. ^ a b c d Archdiocese of Utrecht. Retrieved on 2009-10-13.
  3. ^ (Dutch) De Kathedraal. Retrieved on 2009-10-13.
  4. ^ (Dutch) Aartsbisschop. Retrieved on 2009-10-13.
  5. ^ "Lijst van Nederlandse bisschoppen sinds 1853". (in Dutch). Nijmegen: Radboud Universiteit. Katholiek Documentatie Centrum. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 

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