Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest


Archidioecesis Strigoniensis-Budapestinensis

Esztergom-Budapesti Főegyházmegye
EsztergomBasilica-South.jpg
The Cathedral Basilica of Esztergom
Location
Country Hungary
TerritoryEsztergom-Budapest
Ecclesiastical provinceEsztergom-Budapest
MetropolitanEsztergom-Budapest
Statistics
Area1,543 km2 (596 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2016)
Decrease2,078,000
Decrease1,249,000 (Steady60.1%)
Parishes188
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin
Established10th Century
(Archdiocese of Esztergom )
31 May 1993
(As Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest )
CathedralPrimatial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary and St Adalbert (Esztergom Basilica)
Patron saintSaint Stephen I
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopCardinal Péter Erdő
SuffragansDiocese of Győr, Diocese of Székesfehérvár
Auxiliary BishopsFerenc Cserháti
Gábor Mohos
György Snell[1]
Emeritus BishopsGáspár Ladocsi
Map
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest (Latin: Archidioecesis Strigoniensis–Budapestinensis) is the primatial seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary and the Metropolitan of one of its four Latin rite ecclesiastical provinces.

The Metropolitan archbishopric retains the title of Primate, which gives this see precedence over all other Hungarian dioceses, including the fellow Metropolitan Archbishops of Eger, Hajdúdorog (cfr. infra, Byzantine rite archeparchy), Kalocsa–Kecskemét and Veszprém, but the incumbent may be individually (and temporarily) outranked if one of them holds a (higher) cardinalate. Its current Archbishop is Péter Erdő.

Duality and special churches

Its double name reflects that it has (co-)cathedral sees in two major Hungarian cities, the old primatial archiepiscopal seat Esztergom and the present national capital Budapest. These two prominent cities fall under the tutelage of one archdiocese due to Hungary's early history wherein Esztergom was one of the former capitals of the Kingdom of Hungary (much larger than the present republic – roughly the eastern half of the Habsburg empire).

The archiepiscopal Cathedral and primatial see is: Nagyboldogasszony és Szent Adalbert főszékesegyház, in Esztergom-Vár.

The Co-Cathedral, a Minor Basilica and World Heritage Site, is St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest-Szentistvánváros

The archdiocese has a second Minor Basilica: Kisboldogasszony-templom, Máriaremete, at Székesfehérvár, in Fejér county.

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