Roman Catholic Diocese of Ostrava-Opava

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ostrava-Opava (Latin: Ostravien(sis)-Opavien(sis) ) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of Olomouc in Moravskoslezský kraj, Moravia, in the Czech Republic.

Diocese of Ostrava-Opava

Dioecesis Ostraviensis-Opaviensis

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Location
CountryCzech Republic
MetropolitanOlomouc
Statistics
Area6,360 km2 (2,460 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2016)
1,316,000
429,300 (32.6%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Divine Saviour
Co-cathedralOur Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral, Opava
Patron saintSt Hedwig of Silesia
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopFrantišek V. Lobkowicz
Metropolitan ArchbishopJan Graubner
Auxiliary BishopsMartin David
Map
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The cathedral episcopal see is Katedrála Božského Spasitele, dedicated to the Divine Saviour, in Ostrava, and it also has

HistoryEdit

  • Established on May 30, 1996 as Diocese of Ostrava–Opava / Ostravien(sis)–Opavien(sis) (Latin), on territory split off from its Metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Olomouc, which territory was part until 1978 of the then Diocese of Wroclaw (Breslau, Poland) while that comprised all Silesia.

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 429,300 Catholics (32.7% of 1,314,000 total) on 6,150 km² in 276 parishes and a mission with 247 priests (188 diocesan, 59 religious), 30 deacons, 218 lay religious (76 brothers, 142 sisters) and 8 seminarians.

EpiscopateEdit

(all Roman rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Ostrava-Opava

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

 
Ostrava Cathedral Holy Savior
 
Opava Co-cathedral Virgin Mary

Coordinates: 49°50′N 18°17′E / 49.833°N 18.283°E / 49.833; 18.283