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Roman Catholicism in Serbia

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Overview

Map of Roman Catholic church organization in Serbia
  Archdiocese of Belgrade
  Diocese of Subotica
  Diocese of Zrenjanin
  Diocese of Syrmia
  Apostolic Administration of Prizren - Roman Catholicism in Serbia
Map of Roman Catholic church organization in Serbia

The Catholic Church in Serbia is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. There are 356,957 Catholics in Serbia according to the 2011 census, which is roughly 5% of the population.[1] Roman Catholics are mostly concentrated in several municipalities in northern Vojvodina.

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Hierarchy

Archbishop residence in Belgrade - Roman Catholicism in Serbia
Archbishop residence in Belgrade

Within Serbia, the Latin Rite Catholic hierarchy consists of :

Archdioceses and dioceses Serbo-Croatian name Bishop Est. Cathedral Weblink
Archdiocese of Belgrade Beogradska nadbiskupija Stanislav Hočevar 1914 Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Co-Cathedral of Christ the King
[1]
Diocese of Subotica Subotička biskupija János Pénzes 1923 Cathedral of Saint Teresa of Avila [2]
Diocese of Zrenjanin Zrenjaninska biskupija László Nemet 1923 Cathedral of St. John of Nepomuk, Zrenjanin [3]
Diocese of Syrmia Srijemska biskupija Đuro Gašparović 2008 Cathedral Basilica of St. Demetrius [4]
Apostolic Administration of Prizren Apostolska administratura u Prizrenu Dodë Gjergji 2000 Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour [5]

In addition, the Apostolic Exarchate of Serbia was established in 2002 for Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine Church of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.[2]

The Diocese of Syrmia is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Đakovo-Osijek in Croatia. Kosovo is a disputed territory that unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008; since 2000 it is under the Apostolic Administration of Prizren,[3] which also covers some Albanian-populated parts of southern Serbia.

Statistics

Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Belgrade , interior - Roman Catholicism in Serbia
Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Belgrade , interior
Catholics in Serbia
census 1921.[4] census 1991. census 2002. census 2011.
Number  % Number  % Number  % Number  %
Catholics 751.429 17.16 496.226 6.4 410.976 5.48 356.957 4.97
Total population 4.378.595 100 7.759.571 100 7.498.001 100 7.186.862 100

Bishops' Conference of St. Cyril and Methodius

The International Bishops' Conference of Saints Cyril and Methodius is the International Catholic Episcopal Conference that includes Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia. Permanent members are the Catholic bishops and archbishops from the four countries. Two bishops are authorized (Apostolic Exarchate) for jurisdictional districts of the Byzantine rite. As of 2012, the Chairman of the Conference is the Archbishop of Bar Zef Gashi. The conference is a member of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences.

Notes

  1. ^ See: Demographics of Serbia
  2. ^ INTERNATIONAL BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS: APOSTOLIC EXARCHATE OF SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO (BYZANTINE)
  3. ^ INTERNATIONAL BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS: APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATION OF PRIZREN
  4. ^ http://www.rastko.rs/istorija/srbi-balkan/sradovanovic-demography.html
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