Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz encompasses the territory of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

History

The Archdiocese of Vaduz was erected by Pope John Paul II in the apostolic constitution "Ad satius consulendum" on 1997-12-02. Before then it had been the Liechtenstein Deanery, a part of the Swiss Diocese of Chur. The public and solemn ceremony took place on 1997-12-21 in the parish church of Vaduz, which was then raised to the dignity of a cathedral, Vaduz Cathedral. The Archdiocese of Vaduz does not belong to any conference of bishops and reports directly to the Holy See. Wolfgang Haas has been the Archbishop of Vaduz since the founding of the Archdiocese.

Patrons

The principal patron of the Archdiocese is the holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God, under the title of her birth (September 8). Additional patrons are the martyr St. Lucius (St. Luzi), also a patron of the diocese of Chur, and St. Florin.

Composition

The Archdiocese consists of twelve parishes.

References

External links

* [http://www.erzbistum-vaduz.li/ Official website]
* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dvadu.html Statistics relating to the Archdiocese of Vaduz]


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