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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz encompasses the territory of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Archdiocese of Vaduz

Archidioecesis Vaduzensis

Erzbistum Vaduz
Vaduz Cathedral.jpg
Location
CountryLiechtenstein
MetropolitanImmediately Subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area160 km2 (62 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
Increase35,894
Increase27,279 (Decrease76%)
Parishes12[1]
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedDecember 2, 1997
CathedralCathedral of St. Florin
Patron saintHoly Virgin Mary, Mother of God
Secular priests23[1]
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopWolfgang Haas
Vicar GeneralMarkus Walser
Map
Archdiocese of Vaduz (blue)
Archdiocese of Vaduz (blue)
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

The Archdiocese of Vaduz was erected by Pope John Paul II in the apostolic constitution Ad satius consulendum on 2 December 1997. Before then it had been the Liechtenstein Deanery, a part of the Swiss Diocese of Chur. The public and solemn ceremony took place on 21 December 1997 in the parish church of Vaduz, which was then raised to the dignity of a cathedral, Vaduz Cathedral. Wolfgang Haas, who had been Bishop of Chur since 1988, was appointed to head the new archdiocese carved out of it.[2] Haas still remains Archbishop of Vaduz. The Archdiocese of Vaduz does not belong to any conference of bishops and reports directly to the Holy See.

PatronsEdit

The principal patron of the Archdiocese is the Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, under the title of her birth (September 8). Additional patrons are the martyr St. Lucius (St. Luzi), also a patron of the diocese of Chur, and St. Florin.

CompositionEdit

The Archdiocese consists of twelve parishes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Archdiocese of Vaduz". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  2. ^ Allen, Jr., John L. (8 January 1999). "Haas appointment brings high drama to tiny principality of Liechtenstein". National Catholic Reporter.

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