Hungarian Catholic Archeparchy of Hajdúdorog

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Archdiocese of Hajdúdorog
Archidioecesis Haidudoroghensis
Hajdúdorogi Főegyházmegye
Greek Catholic Cathedral Hajdudorog.jpg
Cathedral of the diocese
Location
Country Hungary
Ecclesiastical province Hungarian Greek Catholic Church
Metropolitan sui iuris
Statistics
Area 73,341 km2 (28,317 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2011)
8,207,275
197,501 (2.4%)
Information
Rite Byzantine Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Presentation of Mary in Hajdúdorog
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Péter Fülöp Kocsis
Emeritus Bishops Szilárd Keresztes
Map
Territory of the Archeparchy of Hajdudorog, excluding the Eparchy of Miskolc and Nyiregyhaza
Territory of the Archeparchy of Hajdudorog, excluding the Eparchy of Miskolc and Nyiregyhaza
Website
Website

The Hungarian (Greek) Catholic Archeparchy of Hajdúdorog (Latin: Archidioecesis Haidudoroghensis) is a Metropolitan Archeparchy (Eastern Catholic Archdiocese) of the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church.

Its Metropolitan archbishop is the head of the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church. The Metropolitanate is a sui iuris Eastern particular Church in full union with the Catholic Church, which uses the Byzantine Rite in Hungarian language, covering the entire area of Hungary.

The archiepiscopal cathedral is located in the city of Hajdúdorog, whereas the seat of the metropolitanate is in Debrecen according to the founding bull.

History[edit]

On 8 June 1912, it was established as Eparchy (Eastern Catholic Diocese) of Hajdúdorog, on territory formerly belonging to the Metropolitanate sui juris of Romanian Catholic Archdiocese of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia, Diocese of Prešov, Latin Metropolitan Archdiocese of Esztergom (Hungary), Eparchies (dioceses) of Gherla, Armenopoli and Szamos-Ujvár, Mukacheve and Oradea Mare.

According to Austro-Hungarian authorities, a bomb sent by Ilie Cătărău exploded on February 23, 1914 at the palace of the new Diocese of Hajdúdorog; 3 people were killed and over 20 wounded.[1][2]

On 9 April 1934, the eparchy lost diocesan territory to Metropolitanate sui juris of Făgăraş şi Alba Iulia and Eparchies of Maramureş and Oradea Mare (in Romania) and on 5 March lost more territory to the pre-existing, also Hungarian (Greek) Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Miskolc.

On 20 March 2015, it was elevated to Archeparchy (Archdiocese) and Metropolitanate sui juris, with two simultaneously created suffragan Eparchies comprised in its new province:

Special churches[edit]

Incumbent Episcopate[edit]

Eparchs (Bishops) of Hajdúdorog (Byzantine Rite) 
Archeparchs (Archbishops) of Hajdúdorog (Byzantine Rite) 

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