Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alba Iulia
Archdiocese of Alba Iulia
Archidioecesis Albae Iuliensis
Arhiepiscopia de Alba Iulia
|Metropolitan||Immediately Subject to the Holy See|
|Area||58,254 km2 (22,492 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2015)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
(As Diocese of Transilvania, Erdély, Siebenbürgen)
22 March 1932
(As Diocese of Alba Iulia)
5 August 1991
(Archdiocese of Alba Iulia)
|Cathedral||St. Michael's Cathedral, Alba Iulia|
|Auxiliary Bishops||László Kerekes (elect)|
|Bishops emeritus||György Jakubinyi |
Administrative map of Roman-Catholic Church
- There is also a Romanian Orthodox Archbishop of Alba Iulia and a Greek Catholic Archdiocese of Făgăraş and Alba Iulia.
It was established as a bishopric, the diocese of Transylvania also called Erdély (in Hungarian), or Karlsburg alias Siebenbürgen (in German), in 1009 by King Stephen I of Hungary and was renamed as the diocese of Alba Iulia on 22 March 1932.
It was raised to the rank of an archdiocese by Pope John Paul II on 5 August 1991. It is exempt, i.e. directly subordinate to the Vatican, while the other Romanian dioceses form the Ecclesiastical Province of Bucharest.
- János Statileo (1534-1542)
- Pál Bornemissza (1553-1556)
- György-Miklós Jakubinyi (1994-2019)
- Gergely Kovács (2019-)
11% of the inhabitants are Roman Catholic, with concentrations in parts of Harghita and Covasna counties. Catholic adherents are predominantly ethnic Hungarians.
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