Roman Catholic Diocese of Brno

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Diocese of Brno
Dioecesis Brunensis
Diecéze Brno
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Country Czech Republic
Ecclesiastical province Olomouc
Area 10,597 km2 (4,092 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
535,500 (39.4%)
Parishes 449
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul
(Katedrála sv. Petra a Pavla)
Patron saint Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Vojtěch Cikrle
Metropolitan Archbishop Jan Graubner
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Website of the Diocese
St. Peter and Paul Cathedral
Staré Brno Basilica (part of the St. Thomas Abbey)
Mikulov – seat of the collegiate chapter since the 17th century

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brno (Latin: Brun(ensis)) is a diocese located in the city of Brno in the ecclesiastical province of Olomouc in the Czech Republic.


  • 1296: A collegiate (latter the cathedral) chapter established in Brno
  • 1625: A collegiate chapter established in Mikulov
  • 1777, December 5: The Diocese established from a part of the Diocese of Olomouc
  • 1780s: As a consequence of the Edict on Idle Institutions (by Joseph II) some ancient monasteries and convents abolished
  • 1783: Territory (substantially) extended
  • 1807: A seminary established
  • 1909: The first diocesan synod was held
  • 1934: The second diocesan synod was held
  • 1938-1945: Substantial southern part of the diocese (under the rule of Nazi Germany) administered separately by vicar general in Mikulov
  • 1945-1946: German population expelled from the diocese
  • 1950: The seminary abolished due to the Communist rule
  • 1950-1968: Communists prevented Bishop Karel Skoupý from tenure of office
  • 1972-1990: Sede vacante due to the Communist rule
  • 1999: Administrative reorganisation: number of deaneries reduced from 37 to 20

Special churches[edit]

Bishops of Brno[edit]

  • Mathias Franz Chorinsky von Ledske (1777–1786)
  • Johann Baptist Lachenbauer, OCr (1786–1799)
  • Vinzenz Joseph Franz Sales von Schrattenbach (1800–1816)
  • Wenzel Urban von Stuffler (1817–1831)
  • Franz Anton Gindl (1831–1841)
  • Anton Ernst von Schaffgotsche (1841–1870)
  • Karl Nöttig (1870–1882)
  • František Saleský Cardinal Bauer (1882–1904)
  • Paul von Huyn (1904–1916)
  • Norbert Johann Klein, OT (1916–1926)
  • Josef Kupka (1931–1941)
  • Karel Skoupý (1946–1972)
  • Vojtěch Cikrle (since 1990)

Saints connected with the diocese[edit]

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 49°12′00″N 16°36′00″E / 49.2000°N 16.6000°E / 49.2000; 16.6000