Catholic Church in Hungary

Hungarian Catholics, like elsewhere, are part of the worldwide Catholic Church under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.

Catholic Church in Hungary
Esztergom Basilica, the mother church of the Hungarian Catholic Church
OrientationLatin and Eastern Catholic
LeaderCardinal Péter Erdő
Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest
The Primate of Hungary
HeadquartersEsztergom, Hungary
FounderStephen I of Hungary
Esztergom, Hungary
Members3,871,881 (2011)
Map of the Catholic dioceses of Hungary.

Religion in Hungary (Eurobarometer September 2019)[1]

  Catholicism (62%)
  No religion (20%)
  Protestantism (5%)
  Other christians (8%)
  Judaism (1%)
  Other (2%)
  Undeclared (2%)

According to a 2019 survey by Eurobarometer, 62% of Hungarians consider themselves Catholics. The Latin Church in the country is divided into 12 dioceses, including 4 archdioceses. In addition, there is a Latin territorial abbey and a separate sui juris particular Church for those who adhere to the Byzantine Rite known as the Hungarian Greek Catholic Church.

Latin hierarchyEdit

Under the immediate jurisdiction of the Holy See in Rome are:

Hungarian Greek Catholic hierarchyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Special Eurobarometer 493, European Union: European Commission, September 2019, pages 229-230 Retrieved 17 January 2020. The question asked was "Do you consider yourself to be...?" With a card showing: Catholic, Orthodox Christian, Protestant, Other Christian, Jewish, Muslim - Shia, Muslim - Sunni, Other Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu, Atheist, Non believer/Agnostic and Other. Also space was given for Refusal (SPONTANEOUS) and Don't Know. Jewish, Sikh, Buddhist and Hindu did not reach the 1% threshold.


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Hungary". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 47°30′39″N 19°04′47″E / 47.5107°N 19.0797°E / 47.5107; 19.0797