The Roman Catholic Diocese of Požega (Croatian: Požeška biskupija; Latin: Dioecesis Posegana) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Slavonia region of Croatia. The diocese is centred in the city of Požega. It was first erected in 1997 after being split from the Archdiocese of Zagreb. The archdiocese had grown too large to effectively serve its faithful.
Diocese of Požega
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Požega|
|Area||6,931 km2 (2,676 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2013)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||5 July 1997|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St. Theresa of Ávila|
|Patron saint||Saint Lawrence|
|Bishop||Antun Škvorčević Bishop of Požega|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Đuro Hranić Archbishop of Đakovo-Osijek|
Požega was selected as the seat of diocese because of its historic tradition, as an urban centre since the 13th century. It was also the site of the first institution of higher education in Slavonia - the Jesuit Academy established in 1761.
The diocese covers the territory of western Slavonia as well as parts of Podravina (Virovitica) and Posavina (Nova Gradiška). This region suffered greatly during the Croatian War of Independence, and the need for the church to help in the recovery was another reason for the diocese's creation. Many church holdings were destroyed during the course of the war, and the recovery is still an ongoing process.
- Antun Škvorčević (5 Jul 1997 Appointed - )