Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olomouc

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Archdiocese of Olomouc
Dioecesis Olomucensis
Arcidiecéze Olomouc
Arcidieceze Olomouc CoA.jpg
Location
Country Czech Republic
Statistics
Area 10,018 km2 (3,868 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
1,407,000
745,200 (53%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Katedrála sv. Václava
(Cathedral of St. Wenceslaus)
Patron saint St Wenceslaus
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Jan Graubner
Auxiliary Bishops Josef Hrdlicka
Map
Rep Ceca - Arcidiocesi di Olomouc.png
Website
Website of the Archdiocese
Saint Wenceslas Cathedral

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olomouc (Czech: Arcidiecéze olomoucká, Latin: Archidioecesis Olomucensis) is the Metropolitan archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Moravia, part of the Czech Republic.

Special churches[edit]

Its Cathedral archiepiscopal see is Katedrála sv. Václava Katedrála sv. Václava, in Olomouc, Olomoucký kraj and also has three Marian Minor basilicas:

Statistics[edit]

As per 2015, it pastorally served 746,900 Catholics (53.0% of 1,410,000 total) on 10,018 km² in 418 parishes and 2 missions with 343 priests (246 diocesan, 97 religious), 33 deacons, 326 lay religious (117 brothers, 209 sisters) and 19 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

The Metropolitan's Suffragan sees are :

History[edit]

Established in 1063 as Diocese of Olomouc / Olomucen(sis) (Latin), on territory split off from the then Diocese of Praha (Prague, capital of Bohemia, now Metropolitan) and Promoted on 1777.12.05 as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olomouc / Olomucen(sis) (Latin) (lost territory to establish Diocese of Brno). In 1788 Gained territory from the Diocese of Wrocław (Breslau, Silesia), in 1863 exchanged territory with Moravian Diocese of Brno.


Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Olomouc
Metropolitan Archbishops of Olomouc
See also List of bishops and archbishops of Olomouc

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

    • Auxiliary Bishop: Josef Hrdlička (1990.03.17 – 2017.02.01)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Archbishop Jan Graubner (later Archbishop) (1990.03.17 – 1992.09.28)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Cardinal František Tomášek (1949.10.12 – 1977.12.30)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Joseph Martin Nathan (1943.04.17 – 1947.01.30)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Stanislav Zela (1940.10.11 – 1969.12.06)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Giovanni Stavel (1927.04.29 – 1938.11.06)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Josef Schinzel (1922.11.14 – 1944.07.28)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Guglielmo Blazek (1906.12.06 – 1912.03.05)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Carlo Wisnar (1904.11.14 – 1926.04.18)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Jan Nepomuk Weinlich (1904.11.14 – 1905.12.24)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Gustavo de Belrupt-Tyssac (1880.12.13 – 1895.06.09)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Rodolpho von Thysebaert (1842.05.23 – 1868.05.12)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Archbishop Alois Josef Schrenk (1838.02.12 – 1838.09.17)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Bishop-elect Franz Anton Gindl (1831.09.30 – 1831.11.16)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Ferdinand Maria von Chotek (later Archbishop) (1817.04.14 – 1831.09.30)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Alois Jozef Krakowski von Kolowrat (later Archbishop) (1800.12.22 – 1815.03.15)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Karl Godefried Ritter von Rosenthal (1779.03.01 – 1800.05.25)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Joannes Wenceslaus von Freyenfels (1771.12.16 – 1776.10.17)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Matthias Franz Reichsgraf von Chorinsky (1769.09.11 – 1777.12.15)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Johann Karl Leopold Graf von Scherffenberg (1749.04.21 – 1771.04.17)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Otto Honorius Reichsgraf von Egkh und Hungersbach (1729.08.03 – 1748.04.30)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Franz Julian Graf von Braida (1703.06.04 – 1727)

See also[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°30′N 17°30′E / 49.5°N 17.5°E / 49.5; 17.5