Roman Catholic Diocese of Varaždin

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Varaždin is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in northern Croatia. The diocese is centred in the city of Varaždin. It is a new diocese, having only been erected on July 5, 1997 from the Archdiocese of Zagreb. Bishop Marko Culej was the first to be head of the diocese. Bishop Bože Radoš is the current bishop of Varaždin.[1]

Diocese of Varaždin

Dioecesis Varasdinensis

Varaždinska biskupija
Varaždinska katedrala.jpg
Cathedral in Varaždin
Location
Country Croatia
Ecclesiastical provinceZagreb
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Zagreb
Statistics
Area3,100 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
380,566
362,247 (95.2%)
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established5 July 1997
CathedralCathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Varaždin
Patron saintSaint Marko Krizin
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopBože Radoš
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosip Bozanić
Bishops emeritusJosip Mrzljak
Website
biskupija-varazdinska.hr

The Church of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven was built in 1646 and was proclaimed a cathedral on September 28, 1997.

The diocese's patron saint is Saint Marko of Križevci.

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Latin inscription on the cathedral's door: Diocesis Varasdinensis erecta die V Julii MCMXCVII

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Coordinates: 46°18′28″N 16°20′19″E / 46.3078°N 16.3387°E / 46.3078; 16.3387