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Romanian Greek Catholic Major Archeparchy of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia

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The Archeparchy of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia, (Latin: Archidioecesis Fagarasiensis et Albae Iuliensis Romenorum) in Romanian Arhieparhia de Făgăraș și Alba Iulia, is the only archeparchy of the Romanian Church United with Rome (Romanian Greek-Catholic Church). Its Metropolitan, who holds the rank of Major Archbishop (one of only four such posts in the world), is the head (in rank just below a Patriarch) of the whole Greek-Catholic Church of Romania, where all other dioceses (Cluj–Gherla, Lugoj, Maramureș, Oradea Mare, Saint Basil the Great of Bucharest) are his suffragans; only the diocese in America, the Eparchy of St. George is exempt. The Eparchy of St. George does take part in the Synod.

Archeparchy of Făgăraș și Alba Iulia
Archidioecesis Fagarasiensis et Albae Iuliensis Romenorum
Arhieparhia de Făgăraș și Alba Iulia
Catedrala greco-catolică "Sf. Treime".jpg
Sfânta Treime Romanian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral
Location
Country  Romania
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
216,000
Information
Denomination Romanian Catholic Church of the Byzantine Tradition
Sui iuris church Romanian Greek Catholic Church
Rite Byzantine Rite
Established 18 May 1721
(As Eparchy of Făgăraș)
16 November 1854
(As Archeparchy of Făgăraș și Alba Iulia)
Cathedral Holy Trinity Metropolitan Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Cardinal Lucian Mureșan
Suffragans Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Cluj-Gherla, Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Lugoj, Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Maramureș, Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Oradea Mare Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Bucharest
Auxiliary Bishops Claudiu-Lucian Pop
Map
Church administrative divisions
Church administrative divisions
The interior of the Sfânta Treime Romanian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral

Its cathedral is the Holy Trinity Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedrala Mitropolitană Greco-Catolică Sfânta Treime) in Blaj.

On May 18, 1721, it was established as the Metropolitan Archeparchy of Făgăraș (Latin: Archidioecesis Fagarasiensis Romenorum). On November 16, 1854, it was renamed Metropolitan Archeparchy of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia (Fagarasien(sis) et Albae Iulien(sis) Romenorum in Latin). On December 16, 2005 it was promoted to Major Archeparchy of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia.

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