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Roman Catholic Diocese of Sisak

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Metropolitan  Zagreb
Rite  Latin Rite
Phone  +385 44 544 555
Bishop  Vlado Košić
Population - Total  (as of 2004) 173.929
Area  5,500 km²
Country  Croatia
Cathedral  Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Katedrala Uzvišenja Svetog Križa, Sisak)
Address  Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 9, 44000, Sisak, Croatia
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sisak (Croatian: Sisačka biskupija; Latin: Dioecesis Sisciensis) is a diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Zagreb in Croatia. Its see is in the city of Sisak. On December 5, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI erected the residential Diocese of Sisak, until then a Titular see of the Roman Catholic Church. Its territory was taken from the Archdiocese of Zagreb. On the same day the Pope erected the new Diocese of Bjelovar-Križevci, also in Croatia and within the Ecclesiastical province of Zagreb.

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The diocese of Sisak had been first established in the 3rd century and by the 7th century it had already become extinct. This is an unusual instance of a titular diocese of the Catholic Church becoming a residential one.

History

  • 3rd century: Established as Diocese of Sisak
  • 11th century: Diocese suppressed
  • May 1999 to November 2009: Existed as Titular diocese of Sisak
  • December 5, 2009: Re-established as residential diocese
  • Leadership

  • Bishops of Sisak (Roman rite)
  • Bishop Vlado Košić (since 2009.12.05)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Sisak Wikipedia


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