Romanian Greek Catholic Major Archeparchy of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia

The Archeparchy of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia, (Latin: Archidioecesis Fagarasiensis et Albae Iuliensis Romenorum) in Romanian Arhieparhia de Făgăraș și Alba Iulia, is the only archeparchy of the Romanian Church United with Rome (Romanian Greek-Catholic Church). Its Metropolitan, who holds the rank of Major Archbishop, is the head of the Greek Catholic (also known as Byzantine Rite) Church in Romania. The title of "Major Archbishop" is one of only four such posts in the world. The suffragan dioceses in Romania are: (Cluj–Gherla, Lugoj, Maramureș, Oradea Mare, Saint Basil the Great of Bucharest). Only the diocese in America, the Romanian Greek Catholic Eparchy of St George, is exempt. The Eparchy of St. George takes part in the Church's synod.

Archeparchy of Făgăraș și Alba Iulia

Archidioecesis Fagarasiensis et Albae Iuliensis Romenorum

Arhieparhia de Făgăraș și Alba Iulia
Catedrala greco-catolică "Sf. Treime".jpg
Sfânta Treime Romanian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral
Location
Country Romania
Population
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
216,000
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DenominationRomanian Catholic Church of the Byzantine Tradition
Sui iuris churchRomanian Greek Catholic Church
RiteByzantine Rite
Established18 May 1721
(As Eparchy of Făgăraș)
16 November 1854
(As Archeparchy of Făgăraș și Alba Iulia)
CathedralHoly Trinity Metropolitan Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Major ArchbishopCardinal Lucian Mureșan
SuffragansRomanian Catholic Eparchy of Cluj-Gherla, Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Lugoj, Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Maramureș, Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Oradea Mare Romanian Catholic Eparchy of Bucharest
Auxiliary BishopsCristian Dumitru Crişan
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Church administrative divisions
Church administrative divisions
The interior of the Sfânta Treime Romanian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral

The cathedral church of the archeparchy is the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Blaj (Catedrala Mitropolitană Greco-Catolică Sfânta Treime).

On May 18, 1721, it was established as the Metropolitan Archeparchy of Făgăraș (Latin: Archidioecesis Fagarasiensis Romenorum). On November 16, 1854, it was renamed Metropolitan Archeparchy of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia (Fagarasien(sis) et Albae Iulien(sis) Romenorum in Latin). On December 16, 2005 it was promoted to Major Archeparchy of Făgăraș and Alba Iulia.

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Coordinates: 46°10′31″N 23°54′52″E / 46.1753°N 23.9144°E / 46.1753; 23.9144