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Diocese of

Banská Bystrica

Slovakia Slovakia

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 6,675 km²

Population: 370,029 Catholics (61.5% of 601,542 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bratislava

Neighbouring Dioceses: Nitra (↙), Žilina (↑), Rožňava (→), Eger (↘), Vác (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: sv. František Xaverský

Statistics: 155 parishes, 24 missions, 271 priests (211 diocesan, 60 religious), 3 deacons, 317 lay religious (90 brothers, 227 sisters), 28 seminarians (2015)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Nitra (↙), Žilina (↑), Rožňava (→), Eger (↘), Vác (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.11.20 – ...):Bishop Marián Chovanec (61)Bishop Marián Chovanec (61)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Slovakia

Ordinaries

Bishops of Banská Bystrica (Roman Rite)

Bishop Marián Chovanec (61)Bishop Marián Chovanec (61)Permalink
(2012.11.20 – ...)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)
Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Slovakia

Omnia impendam pro animabus vestris

Born:1957.09.16 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1989.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1999.09.18

Titular Bishop of Maxita (1999.07.22 – 2012.11.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1999.07.22 – 2012.11.20)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Slovakia (2000.08.31 – ...)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (2012.11.20 – ...)

Bishop Rudolf BalážPermalink
(1990.02.14 – 2011.07.27)

Veritas liberabit vos

Born:1940.11.20 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1963.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1990.03.19
Died:2011.07.27 († 70)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1990.02.14 – 2011.07.27)

President of Episcopal Conference of Slovakia (1994.04.13 – 2000.08.31)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Slovakia (2003.09.16 – 2006.10.03)

Bishop Jozef FeranecPermalink
(1973.02.19 – 1990.02.14)

Poko j dobro! Nadovšetko láska

Born:1910.03.14 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1932.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1973.03.03
Died:2003.05.03 († 93)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1973.02.19 – 1990.02.14)

Bishop Andrej ŠkrábikPermalink
(1943.08.21 – 1950.01.08)

Born:1882.05.13 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1904.09.17
Consecrated Bishop:1939.09.17
Died:1950.01.08 († 67)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1939.08.12 – 1941.06.14)

Titular Bishop of Scyrus (1939.08.12 – 1943.08.21)

Coadjutor Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1941.06.14 – 1943.08.21)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1943.08.21 – 1950.01.08)

Bishop Marián BlahaPermalink
(1920.11.13 – 1943.08.21)

Born:1869.06.11 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1892
Consecrated Bishop:1921.02.13
Died:1943.08.21 († 74)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1920.11.13 – 1943.08.21)

Bishop Wolfgang Radnai (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1904.07.11 – 1920.12.16)

Born:1848.03.25 (Romania)
Ordained Priest:1871
Consecrated Bishop:1902.01.25
Died:1935.10.14 († 87)

Titular Bishop of Europus (1901.12.16 – 1904.07.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1901.12.16 – 1904.07.11)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1904.07.11 – 1920.12.16)

Titular Archbishop of Axomis (1920.12.16 – 1935.10.14)

Bishop Karol RimelyPermalink
(1893.06.06 – 1904.01.13)

Born:1825.02.04 (Hungary)
Ordained Priest:1848
Died:1904.01.13 († 78)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1893.06.06 – 1904.01.13)

Bishop Imrich BendePermalink
(1887.03.17 – 1893.01.19)

Born:1824.08.28 (Hungary)
Ordained Priest:1847.08.30
Consecrated Bishop:1887.04.24
Died:1911.03.26 († 86)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1887.03.17 – 1893.01.19)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1893.01.19 – 1911.03.26)

Bishop Arnold Ipolyi-StummerPermalink
(1871.12.22 – 1886.06.07)

Born:1823.10.22
Died:1886.12.02 († 63)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1871.12.22 – 1886.06.07)

Bishop of Oradea Mare (Romania) (1886.06.07 – 1886.12.02)

Bishop Zigmund SuppanPermalink
(1870.06.27 – 1871)

Born:1814.01.18
Ordained Priest:1837
Died:1881.07.17 († 67)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1870.06.27 – 1871)

Bishop Štefan MoyzesPermalink
(1851.02.17 – 1869.07.05)

Died:1869.07.05

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1851.02.17 – 1869.07.05)

Bishop Jozef RudnyánszkyPermalink
(1845.01.20 – 1850)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1845.01.20 – 1850)

Bishop Jozef BelánskyPermalink
(1823.11.24 – 1843.01.03)

Died:1843.01.03

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1823.11.24 – 1843.01.03)

Bishop Anton MakayPermalink
(1818.12.21 – 1823.11.24)

Died:1825.01.08

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1818.12.21 – 1823.11.24)

Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1823.11.24 – 1825.01.08)

Bishop Gabriel ZerdahelyiPermalink
(1800.12.22 – 1813.10.05)

Born:1742.10.16
Ordained Priest:1765.03.17
Died:1813.10.05 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Titopolis (1780.12.11 – 1800.12.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vác (Hungary) (1780.12.11 – 1800.12.22)

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1800.12.22 – 1813.10.05)

Bishop František BerchtoldPermalink
(1776.09.16 – 1793.08.14)

Died:1793.08.14

Bishop of Banská Bystrica (Slovakia) (1776.09.16 – 1793.08.14)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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