Roman Catholic Diocese of Kaposvár

The Diocese of Kaposvár (Latin: Dioecesis Kaposvarensis) is a Latin Rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Veszprém, in southwestern Hungary.

Diocese of Kaposvár

Dioecesis Kaposvarensis
Kaposvár Nagyboldogasszony Székesegyház.jpg
Location
Country Hungary
Ecclesiastical provinceVeszprém
MetropolitanVeszprém
Statistics
Area6,790 km2 (2,620 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
398,851
293,153 (73.5%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kaposvár
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLászló Varga
Metropolitan ArchbishopGyula Márfi
Map
Map of the Diocese
Map of the Diocese
Website
Website

Its cathedral episcopal is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Hungarian: Nagyboldogasszony-székesegyház), in the city of Kaposvár, capital of Somogy County.

HistoryEdit

  • Established on May 31, 1993 as Diocese of Kaposvár, on territory split off from its future Metropolitan, the then Diocese of Veszprém.

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 290,425 Catholics (73.5% of 395,207 total) on 6,764 km² in 102 parishes with 95 priests (diocesan), 4 deacons, 6 lay religious (sisters) and 8 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

(all Roman rite natives)

Suffragan Bishops of Kaposvár
  • Béla Balás (31 May 1993 – 25 March 2017), previously Titular Bishop of Feradi maius (1992.08.10 – 1993.05.31) as Auxiliary Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1992.08.10 – 1993.05.31)
  • László Varga (13 May 2017 – ...)

See alsoEdit

Sources and external linksEdit

Coordinates: 46°21′24″N 17°47′20″E / 46.3568°N 17.7888°E / 46.3568; 17.7888