Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz
|Archdiocese of Vaduz
|Metropolitan||Immediately Subject to the Holy See|
|Area||160 km2 (62 sq mi)|
|(as of 2010)
|Established||December 2, 1997|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St. Florin|
|Patron saint||Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God|
|Vicar General||Markus Walser|
Archdiocese of Vaduz (blue)
|Website of the Diocese|
The Archdiocese of Vaduz was erected by Pope John Paul II in the apostolic constitution Ad satius consulendum on 2 December 1997. Before then it had been the Liechtenstein Deanery, a part of the Swiss Diocese of Chur. The public and solemn ceremony took place on 21 December 1997 in the parish church of Vaduz, which was then raised to the dignity of a cathedral, Vaduz Cathedral. Wolfgang Haas, who had been Bishop of Chur since 1988, was appointed to head the new archdiocese carved out of it. Haas still remains Archbishop of Vaduz. The Archdiocese of Vaduz does not belong to any conference of bishops and reports directly to the Holy See.
The principal patron of the Archdiocese is the Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, under the title of her birth (September 8). Additional patrons are the martyr St. Lucius (St. Luzi), also a patron of the diocese of Chur, and St. Florin.
The Archdiocese consists of twelve parishes.
- "Archdiocese of Vaduz". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
- Allen, Jr., John L. (8 January 1999). "Haas appointment brings high drama to tiny principality of Liechtenstein". National Catholic Reporter.