Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz

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Archdiocese of Vaduz
Archidioecesis Vaduzensis
Erzbistum Vaduz
Vaduz Kathedrale St. Florin 02.jpg
Country Liechtenstein
Metropolitan Immediately Subject to the Holy See
Area 160 km2 (62 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
27,239 (78.7%)
Parishes 12[1]
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established December 2, 1997
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Florin
Patron saint Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God
Secular priests 23[1]
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Wolfgang Haas
Vicar General Markus Walser
Archdiocese of Vaduz (blue)
Archdiocese of Vaduz (blue)
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz encompasses the territory of the Principality of Liechtenstein.


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.[2] 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.


  1. ^ a b "Archdiocese of Vaduz". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Allen, Jr., John L. (8 January 1999). "Haas appointment brings high drama to tiny principality of Liechtenstein". National Catholic Reporter. 

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Coordinates: 47°08′10″N 9°31′22″E / 47.1362°N 9.5229°E / 47.1362; 9.5229