Viliam Judák

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Viliam Judák (9 November 1959) is the Diocesan Bishop of Nitra, Slovakia.[1][2][3] He was a priest in Nitra, where he gained a Phd in 1991, and was then was seminary rector of St. Gorazd in Nitra (1996–2001) and then Dean of Comenius University in Bratislava (2001–2004). He is an academic with specialties in Christian antiquity and the medieval Slovak church history and is the author of several monographs in the field of church history, and many books, articles and publications. He speaks German and Italian.

He was ordained on 16 June 1985 in Nitra, and made Bishop by Pope Benedict XVI on 9 June 2005.[4] Since 2006, he has been the Vice-President of the Slovak Bishops' Conference.[5] Within the KBS he also acts as chairman of the Commission for the Clergy, Subcommittee for the permanent diaconate, music Subcommittee liturgical Commission and the Council to history.[6]

He was awarded the Matica Slovakia[7]

Literary works[edit]

  • Judák, Viliam. Archbishop holy life. (Bratislava Luc Episcopal Office in Nitra, 1992)
  • Judák, Viliam. Calvary national saints. Illustrations Bebjak, Louis. (Nitra: Kňazský seminar St. Gorazd, 1996). ISBN 8088741122
  • Judák, Viliam; Hank, Igor. By Gorazd to gorazdovcom. Obál. Norbert Pšenčík. (Nitra: Kňazský seminar St. Gorazd, 1994). ISBN 8088741076
  • Judák, Viliam. Jubilee years in history. Translation Kostal, Anton. (Nitra: Kňazský seminar St. Gorazd, 1997.) ISBN 8088741181
  • Judák, Viliam. The Bishopric of Nitra in history. Novotna, Marta (FOT). (Bratislava: Institute for State-Church Relations, 1999). ISBN 8096824651
  • Judák, Viliam. Sv. Svorad – patron of the city of Nitra. (Nitra: Kňazský seminar St. Gorazd, 1999). ISBN 8088741289
  • Judák, Viliam; Poláčik, Stefan. List patrocínií in Slovakia. Ed. Viliam Judák: Stefan Poláčik; Eva Benčíková resume translation. (Bratislava: Roman Catholic Theology Faculty, 2009). ISBN 9788096978731
  • Judák, William, et al., Nitra Castle and Cathedral – Basilica of St. Emeráma. Illustration photo: Matej Plekanec, Vladimir Plekanec, Joseph Medvecký. (Nitra Bishop's Office, 2012). ISBN 9788097105754


  1. ^ Bishop of Nitra Bio.
  2. ^ List of Bishops at diocese wepage.
  3. ^ List of Bishops at
  4. ^ judak, at CHENEY, David M.
  5. ^ Biskup Tondra naďalej na čele Konferencie biskupov Slovenska.
  6. ^ Komisie a rady. Konferencia biskupov Slovenska, 8. november 2012.
  7. ^ The Slovakian matrix is a nationwide Slovak cultural association based in Martin and founded in 1863. Its aim is to support activities in the Slovak national life.