Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper (Latin: Dioecesis Iustinopolitanus; Slovene: Škofija Koper) is a diocese in southwestern Slovenia. It is part of the Ecclesiastical province of Ljubljana. Its cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and is located in the Adriatic port town of Koper. A co-cathedral, the Co-Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, located in Nova Gorica, gained its status in 2004. The Latin name of the diocese, Dioecesis Iustinopolitanus, is due to the fact that Koper was in the past name Justinopolis in honour of the Byzantine emperor Justinian II.

Diocese of Koper

Dioecesis Iustinopolitanus

Škofija Koper
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Coat of arms of the Diocese of Koper
Coat of arms
Location
Country Slovenia
Ecclesiastical provinceLjubljana
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Ljubljana
Statistics
Area4,386 km2 (1,693 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
266,403
181,230 (68%)
Parishes100
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of Mary's Assumption, Koper
(Slovene: Stolna cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja)
Co-cathedralCo-Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Nova Gorica
(Konkatedrala Kristusa Odrešenika)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJurij Bizjak
Metropolitan ArchbishopStane Zore
Bishops emeritusMetod Pirih, Bishop Emeritus (1987-2012)
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

Special churchesEdit

 
Koper Cathedral
Cathedrals
Minor Basilicas

LeadershipEdit

Bishops of Koper (Roman rite)

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°32′51.52″N 13°43′50.17″E / 45.5476444°N 13.7306028°E / 45.5476444; 13.7306028