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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bar (Montenegrin and Serbian: Barska nadbiskupija / Барска надбискупија, Albanian: Kryedioqeza e Tivarit, Latin: Archidioecesis Antibarensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Montenegro.[1][2] It is centred in the city of Bar (Italian Antivari). It was erected as a diocese in the 9th century and elevated to an archdiocese in 1089. The Archbishopric was by Pope's decree abolished some time after 1140, until it was restored by the Serbian medieval Nemanjić dynasty in 1199.

Archdiocese of Bar

Archidioecesis Antibarensis

Barska Nadbiskupija
Kryedioqeza e Tivarit
Bar, Montenegro - panoramio (34).jpg
Cathedral of Saint Peter (new cathedral)
Country Montenegro
MetropolitanImmediately Subject to the Holy See
Area13,198 km2 (5,096 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
11,227 (1.8%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Established9th Century
(As Diocese of Bar)
(As Archdiocese of Bar)
CathedralCathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle in Bar, Montenegro
Co-cathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception near Stari Bar
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopRrok Gjonlleshaj
Map of Montenegro   Diocese of Kotor   Archdiocese of Bar
Map of Montenegro
  Diocese of Kotor
  Archdiocese of Bar

The Archbishops regularly bore titles of "Primates of Serbia" (Primas Serviae), implemented as a permanent part of the title by Archbishop Stephen Tegliatti in 1475, since 1256 early on self-styled as "Archbishop of Slavians".

The archdiocese's new cathedral is the Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle (consecrated in September 2017) in Bar.[3] Its old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is located near Stari Bar. Rrok Gjonlleshaj currently serves as archbishop in the archdiocese.[4]

In 1923, Traboin, Tuzi, Grude, and Klezna were added to the Archbishopric from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shkodër. In 1969, the territory of the municipalities of Plav, Gusinje, and Vojno Selo were added to the Archbishopric from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Skopje.


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  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Bar (Antivari)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Bar" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Osveštana barska katedrala Svetog Petra" (in Serbian). 3 September 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  4. ^ International Bishops' Conference of St. Cyril and Methodius: Diocese of Bar
  5. ^ "Archbishop Šimun Vosić (Vossich)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  6. ^ "Archbishop Šimun Vosić" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  7. ^ "Archbishop Stefan Teglatije (de Taleazis)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 6, 2016


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