- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz
Roman CatholicArchdiocese of Vaduz encompasses the territory of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Archdioceseof Vaduzwas erected by Pope John Paul IIin 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 1997-12-21in 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 Haashas been the Archbishop of Vaduz since the founding of the Archdiocese.
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.
The Archdiocese consists of twelve parishes.
* [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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