Roman Catholic Diocese of Ostrava-Opava

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Diocese of Ostrava-Opava
Dioecesis Ostraviensis-Opaviensis
Diecéze ostravsko-opavská
Dieceze Ostravsko Opavska CoA, vector.svg
Location
Country Czech Republic
Metropolitan Olomouc
Statistics
Area 6,360 km2 (2,460 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
1,313,000
429,000 (32.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Katedrála Božského Spasitele, Ostrava
(Cathedral of the Divine Saviour)
Co-cathedral Konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie, Opava
(Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption)
Patron saint St Hedwig of Silesia
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop František V. Lobkowicz, O. Praem.
Metropolitan Archbishop Jan Graubner
Map
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ostrava-Opava (Latin: Ostravien(sis)-Opavien(sis) ) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Olomouc in Moravskoslezský kraj, Moravia, in the Czech Republic.

The cathedral episcopal see is Katedrála Božského Spasitele, in Ostrava, dedicate to the of the Divine Saviour and it also has

History[edit]

  • Established on May 30, 1996 as Diocese of Ostrava–Opava / Ostravien(sis)–Opavien(sis) (Latin), on territory split off from its Metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Olomouc, which territory was part untill 1978 of the Diocese of Wroclaw (Breslau, Poland) while that comprised all Silesia.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 429,300 Catholics (32.7% of 1,314,000 total) on 6,150 km² in 276 parishes and a mission with 247 priests (188 diocesan, 59 religious), 30 deacons, 218 lay religious (76 brothers, 142 sisters) and 8 seminarians .

Episcopate[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Ostrava-Opava

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Ostrava Cathedral Holy Savior
Opava Co-cathedral Virgin Mary

Coordinates: 49°50′N 18°17′E / 49.833°N 18.283°E / 49.833; 18.283