Roman Catholic Diocese of Győr

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Győr (Hungarian: Győri Egyházmegye, German: Bistum Raab, Latin: Dioecesis Iaurinensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest. The diocese is believed to have been established in 1009 by King Stephen I of Hungary, along with most of the other Hungarian dioceses.

Diocese of Diocese of Győr

Dioecesis Iaurinensis

Győri Egyházmegye
Gyor Cathedral.JPG
The Cathedral of St Mary
Country Hungary
Ecclesiastical provinceEsztergom-Budapest
Area5,100 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
378,099 (68.4%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
Established11th century
CathedralCathedral Basilica of St Mary in Győr
Current leadership
BishopAndrás Veres
Metropolitan ArchbishopCardinal Péter Erdő
Map of the Diocese
Map of the Diocese
Website of the Diocese

The Cathedral of Győr is dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary. The current bishop is Lajos Pápai, who was appointed in 1991.

Secular offices connected to the bishopricEdit

The Bishops of Győr were Perpetual Counts of Baranya (Hungarian: Győr vármegye örökös főispánja, Latin: Jaurinensis perpetuus supremus comes) from the 16th century till 1783.

List of the Bishops of GyőrEdit


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Coordinates: 47°41′21″N 17°37′53″E / 47.6891°N 17.6313°E / 47.6891; 17.6313