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Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs

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Denomination  Roman Catholic
Established  1009
Area  8,200 km²
Bishop  György Udvardy
Metropolitan archbishop  Balázs Bábel
Rite  Latin
Pope  Francis
Country  Hungary
Emeritus bishop  Mihály Mayer
Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs pecsiegyhazmegyehutemplateskapuimagesPPonbg
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2013) 664,000 439,000 (66.1%)
Cathedral  Cathedral Basilica of St Peter and St Paul in Pécs
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kalocsa-Kecskemét

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs (Hungarian: Pécsi Egyházmegye, Latin: Dioecesis Quinque Ecclesiensis) is a Diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in Hungary. The Cathedral of Pécs is dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

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Secular offices connected to the bishopric

The Bishops of Pécs were perpetual ispáns of Baranya (Hungarian: Baranya vármegye örökös főispánja, Latin: Baraniensis perpetuus supremus comes) from the 16th century until 1777.

Establishment of the Diocese

The circumstances of the establishment of the Diocese of Pécs are still under debate. The territories of the future Diocese were probably inhabited by the Black Magyars until the beginning of the 11th century and King Stephen I of Hungary set up the Bishopric after the victory over them.

The Deed of Foundation of the Diocese of Pécs was issued in 1009 with the consent of the Pope"Stephen, King of Hungary. Let all our present and future adherents know that we have ordered, for the glory of God and all his saints, the establishment of the Bishopric of Pécs with the consent of the holy apostolic see, in the presence of his delegate, Bishop Azzo and also of all our adherents (archbishops, marquesses, counts and persons with a lower rank).". Based on the Deed of Foundation, the frontiers of the territories of the Diocese of Pécs were the lines between Zemogny and Tápé, between the Ozora and Lápa Streams, between the Kapos and Almás Streams and a Roman aqueduct between the Danube and Sava River. Therefore, its territory extended over the territories of the Counties of Tolna, Baranya, Valkó and Pozsega. The Diocese of Pécs was suffragan to the Archdiocese of Esztergom.

List of the Bishops of Pécs

  • Bonipert (1009–1036)
  • St Maurus (1036–c. 1075)
  • Stephen I (c. 1093)
  • Simon (c. 1108–b. 1136)
  • Nana (c. 1135)
  • Makar I (b. 1138–b. 1143)
  • John I (b. 1143–c. 1148)
  • Antimius (c. 1148–c. 1158)
  • Makar II (b. 1162–1186)
  • Kalán from the kindred Bár-Kalán (1186–1218)
  • Bartholomew le Gros (1219–1251)
  • Achilles from the kindred Hont-Pázmány (1251–1252)
  • Job from the kindred Záh (1252–b. 1282)
  • Sede vacante (1282–1293)
  • Paul from the kindred Balog (1293–1306)
  • Manfred (elected, but not consecrated) (1306)
  • Peter I (1306–1314)
  • Ladislaus Kórógyi (1314–1345)
  • Nicholas Neszmélyi (1346–1360)
  • William of Koppenbach (1361–1374)
  • Bálint Alsáni (1374–1408)
  • Sede vacante (1408–1410)
  • John Albeni (1410–1420)
  • Henry Albeni (1421–1444)
  • Andrew Kálnói (1445–1455)
  • Nicholas Barius (1455–1459)
  • Janus Pannonius (1459–1472)
  • Sigismund Ernuszt (1473–1505)
  • George Szatmári (1505–1522)
  • Szaniszló Várallyai † ( 1541 Appointed - 21 Apr 1548 Died)
  • Antun Vrančić (Antal Verancsics) † ( 1554 Appointed - 1557 Appointed, Bishop of Eger)
  • György Draskovics † (17 Jul 1560 Appointed - 22 Mar 1564 Confirmed, Bishop of Zagreb (Agram))
  • Mikuláš Telegdy † ( 1579 Appointed - 22 Apr 1586 Died)
  • Nikola Stepanić Selnički (1596-1598)
  • Johannes Pyber de Gyerkény † (29 Jul 1613 Appointed - 7 Apr 1631 Appointed, Bishop of Eger)
  • Benedikt Vinković † (6 Jun 1633 Appointed - 28 Apr 1642 Confirmed, Bishop of Zagreb (Agram))
  • István Bosnyák † (14 Jul 1642 Confirmed - 23 Sep 1644 Died)
  • György Széchényi † (6 May 1647 Appointed - 9 Jun 1653 Appointed, Bishop of Veszprém)
  • Pál Hoffmann † (3 Aug 1655 Appointed - 24 Jun 1659 Died)
  • Ján Salix O. Cist. † (21 Nov 1661 Confirmed - Mar 1668 Died)
  • Ján Gubasóczy † ( 1668 Appointed - 1676 Appointed, Bishop of Vác)
  • Pál Széchényi O.S.P.P.E. † (18 Apr 1678 Confirmed - 24 Nov 1687 Appointed, Bishop of Veszprém)
  • Mátyás Ignác Radanay † (7 Sep 1689 Confirmed - Apr 1703 Died)
  • Wilhelm Franz Johann Bertrand von Nesselrode † (21 Jul 1710 Confirmed - 29 Sep 1732 Died)
  • Anton von Thurn und Valsassina † (2 Mar 1733 Appointed - 25 Dec 1734 Died)
  • Juan Álvaro Cienfuegos Villazón, S.J. † (15 Nov 1735 Appointed - 18 Aug 1739 Died)
  • Zsigmond József Berényi † (30 Sep 1740 Appointed - 25 Sep 1748 Died)
  • György Klimó † (15 Nov 1751 Appointed - 2 May 1777 Died)
  • Pál László Esterházy † (2 Apr 1781 Appointed - 7 Nov 1799 Died)
  • József Király † (11 Jan 1808 Appointed - 17 Jul 1825 Died)
  • Ignác Szepesy de Négyes † (11 Jan 1828 Appointed - 16 Jul 1838 Died)
  • Ján Krstitel Scitovszky † (18 Feb 1839 Appointed - 28 Sep 1849 Appointed, Archbishop of Esztergom)
  • György Girk † (10 Mar 1853 Confirmed - 24 Nov 1868 Died)
  • Zsigmond Kovács † (25 Jun 1869 Appointed - 25 Jun 1877 Appointed, Bishop of Veszprém)
  • Nándor Dulánszky † (25 Jun 1877 Confirmed - 24 Jan 1896 Died)
  • Sámuel Hetyey de Eadem † (14 Dec 1897 Appointed - 1 Sep 1903 Died)
  • Gyula Zichy † (11 Dec 1905 Appointed - 31 Aug 1925 Appointed, Archbishop of Kalocsa)
  • Ferenc Virág † (27 Mar 1926 Appointed - 2 Mar 1958 Died)
  • Ferenc Rogacs † (2 Mar 1958 Succeeded - 20 Feb 1961 Died)
  • József Cserháti † (10 Jan 1969 Appointed - 3 Nov 1989 Retired)
  • Mihály Mayer (3 Nov 1989 Appointed - 19 Jan 2011 Retired)
  • György Udvardy (9 Apr 2011 Appointed - )
  • Auxiliary bishops

  • József Petheö † (24 July 1797 - 3 July 1809 Died)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs Wikipedia


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