Roman Catholic Diocese of Zrenjanin

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Diocese of Zrenjanin

Dioecesis Zrenianensis

Епархија Зрењанин
Zrenjanin Cathedral.jpg
Cathedral od Saint John of Nepomuk
Location
CountrySerbia
Ecclesiastical provinceBelgrade
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Belgrade
Statistics
Area9,387 km2 (3,624 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
552,809
64,110 (11.6%)
Information
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established10 February 1923
(As Apostolic Administration of Jugoslavenska Banat)
16 December 1986
(As Diocese of Zrenjanin)
CathedralCathedral of St. John of Nepomuk, Zrenjanin
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLászló Német
Metropolitan ArchbishopStanislav Hočevar
Bishops emeritusLászló Huzsvár
Map
Map of organization of Catholic Church in Serbia   Belgrade Archbishopric - Green   Subotica Bishopric - Yellow   Zrenjanin Bishopric - Beige   Syrmia Bishopric - Brown   Apostolic Administration of Prizren - Violet
Map of organization of Catholic Church in Serbia
  Belgrade Archbishopric - Green
  Subotica Bishopric - Yellow
  Zrenjanin Bishopric - Beige
  Syrmia Bishopric - Brown
  Apostolic Administration of Prizren - Violet
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Zrenjanin (Latin: Dioecesis Zrenjanensis, Serbian: Zrenjaninska biskupija / Зрењанинска бискупија, Hungarian: Nagybecskereki egyházmegye, Croatian: Zrenjaninska biskupija, German: Bistum Zrenjanin) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Serbia. It is subject to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Belgrade. The Diocese is centered in the city of Zrenjanin. László Német currently serves as bishop.

Territory[edit]

The Diocese of Zrenjanin encompasses the Serbian part of the Banat region, which is mostly situated in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (the small part of the area administratively belongs to the City of Belgrade).

The diocese's cathedral is the Cathedral of Saint John of Nepomuk in Zrenjanin, which was built in 1868.

The diocese is multi-ethnic and has members primarily from the sizable Hungarian and Croat communities, as well as Bulgarians, Czechs, Slovaks, and Germans.

History[edit]

Until the end of First World War, the territory of the present-day Diocese of Zrenjanin belonged to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Csanád. After the collapse of Austria-Hungary, region of Western Banat was incorporated into newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as Yugoslavia). In 1923, an Apostolic Administration of Yugoslav Banat was created. First apostolic administrator was Ivan Rafael Rodić. In 1924, he was appointed first Roman Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade, continuing to serve also as apostolic administrator of Yugoslav Banat. Until the end of Second World War, the largest number of Roman Catholics in the territory of Yugoslav Banat was of German ethnicity. In 1986, apostolic administration was reorganized into "Diocese of Zrenjanin" and placed under metropolitan jurisdiction of Roman Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade.

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Coordinates: 45°22′50″N 20°23′26″E / 45.3805°N 20.3906°E / 45.3805; 20.3906