Bishop Atanáz László Orosz (born 11 May 1960 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary) is a Hungarian Greek Catholic hierarch as the Eparchial Bishop of the new elevated Hungarian Catholic Eparchy of Miskolc since 20 March 2015 and was the Titular Bishop of Panium and Apostolic Exarch of Apostolic Exarchate of Miskolc from 5 March 2011 until 20 March 2015. Also he served as the Apostolic Administrator of the new created Hungarian Catholic Eparchy of Nyíregyháza from 20 March 2015 until 31 October 2015.[1]

Atanáz Orosz
Eparchial Bishop of Hungarian Catholic Eparchy of Miskolc
ChurchHungarian Greek Catholic Church
Appointed5 March 2011 (as Apostolic Exarch)
20 March 2015 (as Eparchial Bishop)
PredecessorPéter Fülöp Kocsis
Other postsTitular Bishop of Panium (2011–2015),
Apostolic Administrator of Nyíregyháza (2015)
Ordination4 August 1985 (Priest)
Consecration21 May 2011 (Bishop)
by Cyril Vasiľ
Personal details
Birth nameLászló Orosz
Born (1960-05-11) 11 May 1960 (age 59)
Nyíregyháza, Hungary


Bishop Orosz was born in the family of the Greek-Catholic priest and, after graduation of the school education, joined the Theological Faculty of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. He was ordained as a priest on August 4, 1985[1] in Budapest, after completed philosophical and theological studies. Orosz continued a superior studies in the Alphonsian Academy in Rome (1985–1987).[2] Also he was a prefect, and after – rector of the Major Theological Seminary in Nyíregyháza and experienced monastic life in the Benedictine Chevetogne Abbey. In 1999, together with his friend Péter Fülöp Kocsis, they founded a Hungarian Greek-Catholic monastery in Dámóc.[2]

On March 5, 2011, he was appointed by the Pope Benedict XVI as an Apostolic Exarch of the Apostolic Exarchate of Miskolc and Titular Bishop of Panium. On May 21, 2011, he was consecrated as bishop by Archbishop Cyril Vasiľ and other hierarchs of the Eastern Catholic Churches.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Atanáz Orosz". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Orosz Atanáz a Miskolci Apostoli Exarchátus püspöke". Official Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Hungary Site (in Hungarian). Retrieved 8 November 2017.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Piotr Gołębiowski
Titular Bishop of Panium
Succeeded by
Petro Loza
Preceded by
Péter Fülöp Kocsis
Apostolic Exarch of Miskolc
Succeeded by
himself as Eparchial Bishop
Preceded by
himself as Apostolic Exarch
Eparchial Bishop of Miskolc
Succeeded by
New title Apostolic Administrator of Nyíregyháza
Succeeded by
Ábel Szocska
(as Apostolic Administrator)