Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna

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Archdiocese of Vienna

Archidioecesis Viennensis
Archidioecesis Vindobonensis

Erzdiözese Wien
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TerritoryVienna, Lower Austria
Ecclesiastical provinceArchdiocese of Vienna
Area9,100 km2 (3,500 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2020)
Increase 2,892,484
Decrease 1,156,923 (Decrease 40%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established18 January 1469
CathedralSt. Stephen's Cathedral
Patron saintSaint Stephen
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopChristoph Schönborn
Auxiliary BishopsFranz Scharl
Stefan Turnovsky
Vicar GeneralNikolaus Krasa
Bishops emeritusHelmut Krätzl
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Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna (Latin: Archidioecesis Viennensis) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Austria. It was erected as the Diocese of Vienna on 18 January 1469 out of the Diocese of Passau, and elevated to an archdiocese on 1 June 1722. The episcopal see resides in the cathedral of Stephansdom in Vienna. The current bishop is Christoph Schoenborn, appointed in 1995 and elevated to cardinal in 1998.

The Archdiocese is the metropolitan diocese of three suffragan dioceses: Roman Catholic Diocese of Eisenstadt, of Linz, and of Sankt Pölten. These four dioceses together constitute the ecclesiastical province of Vienna, one of only two ecclesiastical provinces of Austria, the other under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg.

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In 1642, St. Roch's Church was built in Vienna by Ferdinand III in thanks for the preservation of Vienna from the plague.

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Coordinates: 48°12′31″N 16°22′23″E / 48.2085°N 16.3731°E / 48.2085; 16.3731