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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest (Latin: Archidioecesis Strigoniensis–Budapestinensis) is the primatial seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary and the Metropolitan of one of its four Latin rite ecclesiastical provinces.

Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest
Archidioecesis Strigoniensis-Budapestinensis
Esztergom-Budapesti Főegyházmegye
EsztergomBasilica-South.jpg
The Cathedral Basilica of Esztergom
Location
Country  Hungary
Territory Esztergom-Budapest
Ecclesiastical province Esztergom-Budapest
Metropolitan Esztergom-Budapest
Statistics
Area 1,543 km2 (596 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2016)
Decrease2,078,000
Decrease1,249,000 (Steady60.1%)
Parishes 188
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin
Established 10th Century
(Archdiocese of Esztergom )
31 May 1993
(As Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest )
Cathedral Primatial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary and St Adalbert (Esztergom Basilica)
Patron saint Saint Stephen I
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal Péter Erdő
Suffragans Diocese of Győr, Diocese of Székesfehérvár
Auxiliary Bishops Ferenc Cserháti
György Snell[1]
Emeritus Bishops Gáspár Ladocsi
Map
Map of the Archdiocese
Map of the Archdiocese
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Metropolitan archbishopric retains the title of Primate, which gives this see precedence over all other Hungarian dioceses, including the fellow Metropolitan Archbishops of Eger, Hajdúdorog (cfr. infra, Byzantine rite archeparchy), Kalocsa–Kecskemét and Veszprém, but the incumbent may be individually (and temporarily) outranked if one of them holds a (higher) cardinalate. Its current Archbishop is Péter Erdő.

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Duality and special churchesEdit

Its double name reflects that it has (co-)cathedral sees in two major Hungarian cities, the old primatial archiepiscopal seat Esztergom and the present national capital Budapest. These two prominent cities fall under the tutelage of one archdiocese due to Hungary's early history wherein Esztergom was one of the former capitals of the Kingdom of Hungary (much larger than the present republic – roughly the eastern half of the Habsburg empire).

The archiepiscopal Cathedral and primatial see is: Nagyboldogasszony és Szent Adalbert főszékesegyház Nagyboldogasszony és Szent Adalbert főszékesegyház, in Esztergom-Vár.

The Co-Cathedral, a Minor Basilica and World Heritage Site, is St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest-Szentistvánváros

The archdiocese has a second Minor Basilica: Kisboldogasszony-templom Kisboldogasszony-templom, Máriaremete, at Székesfehérvár, in Fejér.

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,253,000 Catholics (60.1% of 2,086,000 total) on 1,543 km² in 153 parishes and 28 missions with 435 priests (254 diocesan, 181 religious), 23 deacons, 725 lay religious (266 brothers, 459 sisters) and 38 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical provinceEdit

The Metropolitan's suffragan sees are the Latin Bishops of:


The former Roman Catholic Diocese of Hajdúdorog, until then also its suffragan, was elevated in 2015 to Hungarian Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Hajdúdorog (Eastern Catholic archdiocese), now the Metropolitan (with two suffragans in his own province) in chief of the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church, of Byzantine Rite.

HistoryEdit

Archiepiscopal OrdinariesEdit

(all Roman Rite)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Esztergom (Gran)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Esztergom-Budapest
  • László Paskai (see above3 March 1987 – 7 December 2002) (As Archbishop of Esztergom until 1993)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Imre Asztrik Várszegi, O.S.B. (1988.12.23 – 1991.03.18)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Vilmos Dékány, Sch. P. (1988.12.23 – 2000.05.19)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Archbishop Csaba Ternyák (later Archbishop) (1992.12.24 – 1997.12.11)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Antal Spányi (1998.02.13 – 2003.04.04)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Miklós Beer (2000.04.08 – 2003.05.27)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Gáspár Ladocsi (2001.11.28 – 2010.11.26)
  • Péter Erdõ (7 December 2002 – ...), created Cardinal-Priest of S. Balbina (2003.10.21 [2004.03.09] – ...), also President of Hungarian Episcopal Conference (2005.09 – 2015.09.02), President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (2006.10.08 – 2016.10.08); previously Titular Bishop of Puppi (1999.11.05 – 2002.12.07) as Auxiliary Bishop of Székesfehérvár (Hungary) (1999.11.05 – 2002.12.07)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: László Kiss-Rigó (2004.01.24 – 2006.06.20)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: György Udvardy (2004.01.24 – 2011.04.09)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: János Székely (2007.11.14 – 2017.06.18)
    • Auxiliary bishop Ferenc Cserháti (2007.06.15 – ...), Titular Bishop of Centuria (2007.06.15 – ...)
    • Auxiliary bishop György Snell (2014.10.20 – ...), Titular Bishop of Pudentiana (2014.10.20 – ...)

Auxiliary episcopateEdit

    • Auxiliary Bishop: István Bagi (1979.03.31 – 1986.01.31)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Iván Pálos (1975.01.07 – 1987.03.28)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: György Zemplén (1969.01.10 – 1973.03.29)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Mihály Endrey-Eipel (1957 – 1972)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Imre Szabó (1951.03.11 – 1976.05.21)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Blessed Zoltán Lajos Meszlényi (1937.09.22 – 1953.01.11)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Stefano Breyer (1929.04.05 – 1933.12.13)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Lajos Rajner (1906.06.14 – 1920.03.27)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Josef Medard Kohl, O.S.B. (1900.12.17 – 1928.01.15)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Paulus Palásthy (1886.05.04 – 1899.09.24)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: József Boltizár (1875.08.24 – 1905.05.17)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Joseph Szabó (1868.06.22 – 1884.04.27)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Giuseppe Durguth (1865.09.25 – ?)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Emerico Tóth (1857.09.25 – 1865.01.06)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Jozef Viber (1856.06.19 – 1866.01.15)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Joseph Krautmann (1852.03.15 – 1855)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Peter de Ürményi (1820.08.28 – 1839.11.15)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Giovanni Benyovszky (1820.08.28 – 1827?)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Istvan Gosztonyi (1815.12.18 – 1817)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Karol Perényl (1808.07.11 – 1819.03.15)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Nikolaus Rauscher (1808.03.16 – 1815)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: József Király (1807.09.18 – 1808.01.11)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Márton Görgey (1804.09.24 – 1807.08.01)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Ladislaus Luzenszky (1779.12.13 – 1792)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Stephanus Nagy (1776.12.16 – 1804)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Georgius Richvaldszky (1776.12.16 – 1779.08.07)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Anton Révay (1754.05.20 – 1776.09.16)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Paulus de Révay (1753.03.12 – 1776)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Ferenc Zichy (1742.09.24 – 1744.03.16)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Giorgio Trivulzio, B. (1678.11.07 – 1689)

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