Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest

The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest is part of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. This Hungarian archdiocese is rare (not unique, compare Belgium's primas Mechelen-Brussels) in the sense that it represents two Hungarian cities, Esztergom and the national capital Budapest. The two being one diocese is because in Hungary's early history Esztergom was one of the former capitals of the Hungarian apostolic kingdom (much larger than the present republic – roughly the eastern half of the Habsburg empire).

The diocese was founded in the 10th century. Its name was changed from Archdiocese of Esztergom on May 31, 1993. It had a uniquely prominent status, see under the title of Prince primate.

Its current Archbishop is Péter Cardinal Erdő. He received this position when dr. László Cardinal Paskai became Archbishop Emeritus.

List of Archbishops of Esztergom

*Stefan Vancza (d. 1270)
*Johann Beckenschlager (15 Mar 1474 - 21 Mar 1487 )
*Pál Várdai (1526 - 12 Oct 1549 )
*Anton Vrancic (17 Oct 1569 - 15 Jun 1573 )
*Miklós Telegdy ( 1580 - 22 Apr 1586 )
*Péter Pázmány (28 Oct 1616 - 19 Mar 1637 )
*Leopold Karl Graf von Kollonitsch Lipót (22 Aug 1695 - 20 Jan 1707 )
*Christian August von Sachsen-Zeitz (20 Jan 1707 - 23 Aug 1725 )
*József Batthyány (20 May 1776 - 23 Oct 1799 )
*Karl Ferdinand von Habsburg (16 Mar 1808 - 2 Sep 1809 )
*Alexander Cardinal Rudnay Divékújfalusi (17 Dec 1819 - 13 Sep 1831 )
*Johannes Cardinal Scitovszky (28 Sep 1849 - 19 Oct 1866 )
*János Cardinal Simor (22 Feb 1867 - 23 Jan 1891 )
*Kolos Ferenc Cardinal Vaszary (13 Dec 1891 - 1 Jan 1913 )
*János Cardinal Csernoch (13 Dec 1912 - 25 Jul 1927 )
*Jusztinian György Cardinal Serédi (30 Nov 1927 - 29 Mar 1945 )
*József Cardinal Mindszenty (2 Oct 1945 - 18 Dec 1973 )
*László Cardinal Lékai (12 Feb 1976 - 30 Jun 1986 )

Archbishops of Esztergom-Budapest

*László Cardinal Paskai (3 Mar 1987 - 7 Dec 2002 )
*Péter Cardinal Erdõ (7 Dec 2002 - )

ee also

* Esztergom Basilica
* Roman Catholicism in Hungary

External links

* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06721b.htm Archdiocese of Gran] (in Catholic Encyclopedia) (not fully used here)
* [http://www.esztergomi-ersekseg.hu/ Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest website] (only in Hungarian)


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