Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicopolis

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Diocese of Nicopolis

Dioecesis Nicopolitanus

Епархия Никопол
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Location
CountryBulgaria
MetropolitanImmediately Subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area43,241 km2 (16,695 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
Decrease2,971,000
Steady30,000 (Steady1.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established1789
CathedralSt Paul of the Cross Cathedral, Rousse
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPetko Jordanov Christov
The Diocese of Nicopolis building in Rousse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicopolis is a Roman Catholic diocese of the Latin Rite, which includes the whole northern part of Bulgaria. The seat of the episcopal see is in Rousse, although the diocese is named after Nikopol. The diocese is immediately subject of the Holy See.

The current bishop is Petko Jordanov Christov, who was appointed in 1994.

History[edit]

Originally erected in 1789, the diocese has not experienced any name changes, nor jurisdictional alterations.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Francesco Maria Ferreri, C.P. (20 September 1805 Appointed – Jan 1814 Died)
  • Fortunato Maria Ercolani, C.P. (27 May 1815 Appointed – 19 April 1822 Appointed, Bishop of Civita Castellana, Orte e Gallese)
  • Giuseppe-Maria Molajoni (23 September 1825 Appointed – )
  • Angelo Parsi (30 July 1847 Appointed – )
  • Antonius Jozef Pluym C.P. (15 September 1863 Appointed – 1 March 1870 Resigned)
  • Ignazio Paoli, C.P. (19 August 1870 Appointed – 27 April 1883 Appointed, Archbishop (Personal Title) of Bucuresti)
  • Ippolito Agosto, C.P. (27 April 1883 Appointed – 1893 Died)
  • Henri Doulcet, C.P. (7 January 1895 Appointed – 31 March 1913 Resigned)
  • Leonardo Baumbach, C.P. (1913 Succeeded – 1915 Died)
  • Damiaan Johannes Theelen, C.P. (21 May 1915 Appointed – 6 August 1946 Died)
  • Blessed Eugene Bossilkov, C.P. (26 July 1947 Appointed – 11 November 1952 Died)
  • Vasco Séirécov (22 July 1975 Appointed – 4 January 1977 Died)
  • Samuel Dzhundrin, A.A. (14 December 1978 Appointed – 28 June 1994 Retired)
  • Petko Jordanov Christov, O.F.M. Conv. (18 October 1994 Appointed – )

Sources and external links[edit]

http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dnicp.html

Coordinates: 43°N 25°E / 43°N 25°E / 43; 25