Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest

Archidioecesis Strigoniensis-Budapestinensis

Esztergom-Budapesti Főegyházmegye
The Cathedral Basilica of Esztergom
Country Hungary
Ecclesiastical provinceEsztergom-Budapest
Area1,543 km2 (596 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2016)
Decrease1,249,000 (Steady60.1%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
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
Metropolitan ArchbishopCardinal Péter Erdő
SuffragansDiocese of Győr, Diocese of Székesfehérvár
Auxiliary BishopsFerenc Cserháti
Gábor Mohos
György Snell[1]
Bishops emeritusGáspár Ladocsi
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 Latin Hungarian dioceses, including the fellow Metropolitan Archbishops of Eger, 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 Monarchy).

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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