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.
Diocese of Varaždin
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Zagreb|
|Area||3,100 km2 (1,200 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2014)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||5 July 1997|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Varaždin|
|Patron saint||Saint Marko Krizin|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Josip Bozanić|
|Bishops emeritus||Josip Mrzljak|
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.