Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Košice

The Eparchy of Košice is an eparchy of the Slovak Greek Catholic Church which covers the territory of the Košice Region in Slovakia. The eparchy is suffragan to the metropolitan Archeparchy of Prešov. It was established on 30 January 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI on the basis of the Apostolic Exarchate created previously (on 21 February 1997) by his predecessor John Paul II.

Eparchy of Košice

Eparchia Kosicensis

Košická eparchia
Greek Catholic Eparchy of Košice.svg
Coat of arms
Location
Country Slovakia
Ecclesiastical provincePrešov
MetropolitanPrešov
Population
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
89,200
Information
DenominationSlovak Greek Catholic Church
Sui iuris churchSlovak Greek Catholic Church
RiteByzantine Rite
Established30 January 2008 (21 February 1997 - Exarchate)
CathedralCathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God in Košice
Patron saintSaints Cyril and Methodius
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMilan Chautur
Metropolitan ArchbishopJán Babjak
Apostolic AdministratorCyril Vasiľ
Map
Slovacchia - Eparchia di Kosice.png
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

  • Established on 27 January 1997 as Apostolic Exarchate of Košice, on territory split off from the Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Prešov.
  • Elevated on 30 January 2008 to Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Košice.

List of eparchsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 30.01.2008" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 20.01.2020" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 48°43′N 21°15′E / 48.717°N 21.250°E / 48.717; 21.250