Roman Catholic Diocese of Kaposvár

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Diocese of Kaposvár
Dioecesis Kaposvarensis
Kaposvár Nagyboldogasszony Székesegyház.jpg
Location
Country  Hungary
Ecclesiastical province Veszprém
Metropolitan Veszprém
Statistics
Area 6,790 km2 (2,620 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
398,851
293,153 (73.5%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kaposvár
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop László Varga
Metropolitan Archbishop Gyula Márfi
Map
Map of the Diocese
Map of the Diocese
Website
Website

The Diocese of Kaposvár (Latin: Dioecesis Kaposvarensis) is a Latin Rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Veszprém, in southwestern Hungary.

Its cathedral episcopal is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Hungarian: Nagyboldogasszony-székesegyház), in the city of Kaposvár, capital of Somogy County.

History[edit]

  • Established on May 31, 1993 as Diocese of Kaposvár, on territory split off from its future Metropolitan, the then Diocese of Veszprém.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 290,425 Catholics (73.5% of 395,207 total) on 6,764 km² in 102 parishes with 95 priests (diocesan), 4 deacons, 6 lay religious (sisters) and 8 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite natives)

Suffragan Bishops of Kaposvár
  • Béla Balás (31 May 1993 – 25 March 2017), previously Titular Bishop of Feradi maius (1992.08.10 – 1993.05.31) as Auxiliary Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1992.08.10 – 1993.05.31)
  • László Varga (13 May 2017 – ...)

See also[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°21′24″N 17°47′20″E / 46.3568°N 17.7888°E / 46.3568; 17.7888