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Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper

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Ecclesiastical province  Ljubljana
Rite  Latin Rite
Phone  +386 5 611 72 00
Bishop  Jurij Bizjak
Parishes  189
Area  4,386 km²
Country  Slovenia
Metropolitan  Archdiocese of Ljubljana
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2013) 266,403 181,230 (68%)
Cathedral  Cathedral of Mary's Assumption, Koper (Slovene: Stolna cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja)
Address  Trg Brolo 11, 6000 Koper - Capodistria, Slovenia
Similar  Diocesi Di Trieste, Stolnica Marijinega vnebovze, Župnija Marijinega Prikazanj, Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni, Župnija Koper ‑ Sveti Mar

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper (Latin: Dioecesis Iustinopolitanus; Slovene: Škofija Koper) is a diocese in southwestern Slovenia. It is part of the Ecclesiastical province of Ljubljana. Its cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and is located in the Adriatic port town of Koper. A co-cathedral, dedicated to Christ the Saviour, is located in Nova Gorica; it gained its status in 2004.

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History

  • October 17, 1977: Established as Diocese of Koper from the Diocese of Trieste–Koper, Italy
  • Special churches

  • Minor Basilicas:
  • Romarska cerkev (bazilika) Marijinega vnebovzetja, Solkan (Sveta Gora)
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Koper (Roman rite)
  • Janez Jenko (17 October 1977 – 15 April 1987)
  • Metod Pirih (16 April 1987 – 23 April 2012)
  • Jurij Bizjak (since 23 June 2012)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper Wikipedia


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