Bishop Vladimir Fekete, S.D.B. (born 11 August 1955 in Chorvátsky Grob, Czechoslovakia, present day Slovakia) is a Slovak-born Azerbaijani Roman Catholic prelate as the Apostolic Prefect of Apostolic Prefecture of Azerbaijan (since 5 November 2009 until 4 August 2011 as Superior of the Mission sui iuris) and Titular Bishop of Municipa (since 8 December 2017).
Vladimir Fekete, S.D.B.
|Titular Bishop of Municipa,|
Apostolic Prefect of Apostolic Prefecture of Azerbaijan
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||5 November 2009 (as Superior of Mission sui iuris)|
4 August 2011 (as Apostolic Prefect)
|Ordination||30 January 1983 (Priest)|
by Wolfgang Weider
|Consecration||11 February 2018 (Bishop)|
by Paul Richard Gallagher
|Birth name||Vladimir Fekete|
|Born||11 August 1955|
Chorvátsky Grob, Czechoslovakia
(present day Slovakia)
Bishop Fekete was born in the Roman Catholic family in Chorvátsky Grob. After graduation of the school education in his native city, he continued his study with mathematics and geology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University. During this time he clandestinely joined the Salesians of Don Bosco and made a profession on 15 February 1975. With the solemn profession in 1981, he was ordained as priest on 30 January 1983, after completed his clandestine philosophical and theological study.
Until 1989 he worked as geologist and secretly made a pastoral work among youth. After 1989 Fr. Fekete performed such ministries: as provincial vicar of the Salesians in Slovakia (1993–1999) and a provincial superior in Slovakia (1999–2005). Also he made a licentiate degree at the Catholic University of Lublin (1999).
On 5 November 2009 he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the Superior of the Mission sui iuris of Baku (on 2011 this Mission was elevated in a rank of Prefecture Apostolic), and on 8 December 2017 by Pope Francis he was appointed as Titular Bishop of Municipa. On 11 February 2018 he was consecrated as bishop by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher and other prelates of the Roman Catholic Church. The proposal of coat of arms for bishop created by Marek Sobola, a heraldic artist from Slovakia, who also made a coat of arms of the Apostolic prefecture of Azerbaijan.
- "Svätý Otec vymenoval slovenského saleziána Vladimíra Feketeho za biskupa". Official Website of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of Slovakia (in Slovak). Retrieved 8 February 2018.
- "Bishop Vladimír Fekete, S.D.B." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
- Marek, Sobola. "Mons. Vladimír Fekete SDB – titulárny biskup municipijský". sobola.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 2018-02-11.
|Catholic Church titles|
| Superior of Mission sui iuris of Baku
himself as Apostolic Prefect
himself as Superior of Mission sui iuris
| Apostolic Prefect of Apostolic Prefecture of Azerbaijan
| Titular Bishop of Municipa