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Roman Catholicism in Serbia

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Overview

Map of Roman Catholic church organization in Serbia
  Belgrade Archbishopric - Green
  Subotica Bishopric - Yellow
  Zrenjanin Bishopric - Beige
  Syrmia Bishopric - Brown
  Prizren Bishopric - Violet - Roman Catholicism in Serbia
Map of Roman Catholic church organization in Serbia
  Belgrade Archbishopric - Green
  Subotica Bishopric - Yellow
  Zrenjanin Bishopric - Beige
  Syrmia Bishopric - Brown
  Prizren Bishopric - Violet

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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Thanks 1997
November: International Bishops' Conference of St. Cyril and Methodius, with its seat in Belgrade (the first Statute was approved on the 15th of November 1997.) cover more particular Churches of different nations.
Thanks 2002
The Apostolic Exarchate of Serbia and Montenegro was established in 2002 for Eastern Catholic Christians of the Byzantine Rite.
Thanks 2008
Kosovo is a disputed territory that unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008; since 2000 it is under the Apostolic Administration of Prizren, which also covers some Albanian-populated parts of southern Serbia.

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Hierarchy

Within Serbia, the Latin Rite Catholic hierarchy consists of :

Archdioceses and dioceses Croatian name (Arch-)Bishop Est. Cathedral Weblink
Archdiocese of Belgrade Beogradska nadbiskupija
Archidioecesis Belogradensis
Archbishop Stanislav Hočevar 1914 Belgrade Cathedral
Co-cathedral of Christ the King in Belgrade
[2]
Diocese of Subotica Subotička biskupija János Pénzes 1923 Cathedral of Saint Teresa of Avila [3]
Diocese of Zrenjanin Zrenjaninska biskupija László Nemet 1923 Cathedral of St. John of Nepomuk, Zrenjanin [4]
Roman Catholic Diocese of Syrmia Srijemska biskupija Djuro Gašparović 2008 Cathedral Basilica of St. Demetrius [5]
Apostolic Administration of Prizren Apostolska administratura u Prizrenu Dodë Gjergji 2000 Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour [6]
Archbishop residence in Belgrade - Roman Catholicism in Serbia
Archbishop residence in Belgrade

Statistics

Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Belgrade , interior - Roman Catholicism in Serbia
Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Belgrade , interior

Roman Catholics in Serbia (excluding Kosovo)

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,[2] which also covers some Albanian-populated parts of southern Serbia.

In addition, the Apostolic Exarchate of Serbia and Montenegro was established in 2002 for Eastern Catholic Christians of the Byzantine Rite.[3]

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 the Saints Cyril and Methodius is the Catholic Episcopal Conference includes Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Macedonia together in a cross-border conference.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.

International Bishops' Conference of St. Cyril and Methodius, with its seat in Belgrade (the first Statute was approved on the 15th of November 1997.) cover more particular Churches of different nations. [5]

Cathedral of Saint Teresa of Avila in Subotica - Roman Catholicism in Serbia
Cathedral of Saint Teresa of Avila in Subotica

Chairmen:

Notable people

  • Bishops of Beograd :
    • Bishop Jozef Ignác de Vilt (22 December 1800 – 26 August 1806)
    • Bishop Stefan Cech (26 September 1814 – 8 January 1821)
    • Bishop Venceslao Soic (23 December 1858 – 8 January 1869)
    • Bishop Giovanni Paolesic (4 July 1871 – 1893)
  • Archbishops of Beograd :
    • Archbishop Ivan Rafael Rodić, O.F.M. (29 October 1924 – 28 November 1936)
    • Archbishop Josip Antun Ujcic (28 November 1936 – 24 March 1964)
    • Archbishop Gabriel Bukatko (24 March 1964 – 4 March 1980)
    • Archbishop Alojz Turk (4 March 1980 – Template:1986-12-16)
    • Archbishop Franc Perko (16 December 1986 – 31 March 2001)
    • Archbishop Stanislav Hočevar, S.D.B. (31 March 2001 – present)

Notes

  1. ^ See: Demographics of Serbia
  2. ^ INTERNATIONAL BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS: APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATION OF PRIZREN
  3. ^ INTERNATIONAL BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS: APOSTOLIC EXARCHATE OF SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO (BYZANTINE)
  4. ^ http://www.rastko.rs/istorija/srbi-balkan/sradovanovic-demography.html
  5. ^ [1]
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