Alojz Uran

Alojz Uran or Alojzij Uran (22 January 1945 – 11 April 2020) was a Slovenian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, who served as Archbishop of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, from 4 December 2004 till 28 November 2009, when he resigned due to health problems.[1] Appointed to succeed him was the coadjutor archbishop of Maribor, Anton Stres, C.M.

His Excellency

Alojzij Uran
Archbishop of Ljubljana
ChurchRoman Catholic
Appointed25 October 2004
In office2004-2009
PredecessorFranc Rode
SuccessorAnton Stres
Ordination29 June 1970
Consecration6 January 1993
by John Paul II
RankMetropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born(1945-01-22)January 22, 1945
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
(Present day Slovenia)
DiedApril 11, 2020(2020-04-11) (aged 75)
NationalitySlovenia Slovenian
Previous post(s)Auxiliary Bishop of Ljubljana (1992-2004)
Coat of armsAlojzij Uran's coat of arms


Born in Ljubljana, Alojz Uran was ordained to the priesthood on 29 June 1970, at the age of 25.

On 16 December 1992, Uran was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Ljubljana and Titular Bishop of Abula. He received his episcopal consecration on 6 January 1993 from Pope John Paul II, with Archbishops Giovanni Battista Re and Justin Rigali serving as co-consecrators.

Uran was later named Archbishop of Ljubljana on 25 October 2004. He succeeded Archbishop Franc Rodé, CM, who became Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. His installation took place on the following 4 December.


  1. ^ "Slovene Archbishop Resigns". Slovene Press Agency, BBC Monitoring International Reports. 30 November 2009.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Franc Rode
Archbishop of Ljubljana
Succeeded by
Anton Stres
Preceded by
Franc Kramberger
President of the Slovenian Bishops' Conference
Succeeded by
Anton Stres