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Diocese of

Nitra

Slovakia Slovakia

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 5,932 km²

Population: 568,895 Catholics (83.0% of 685,187 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bratislava

Neighbouring Dioceses: Győr (↙), Bratislava (←), Trnava (↖), Banská Bystrica (↗), Vác (↘), Esztergom–Budapest (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: sv. Andrej-Svorad a Beňadik

Statistics: 197 parishes, 18 missions, 338 priests (275 diocesan, 63 religious), 1 deacon, 279 lay religious (79 brothers, 200 sisters), 27 seminarians (2015)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Győr (↙), Bratislava (←), Trnava (↖), Banská Bystrica (↗), Vác (↘), Esztergom–Budapest (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2005.06.09 – ...):Bishop Viliam Judák (61)Bishop Viliam Judák (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Nitra (Roman Rite)

Bishop Viliam Judák (61)Bishop Viliam Judák (61)Permalink
(2005.06.09 – ...)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia)

Jesus mitis et humilis

Born:1957.11.09 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1985.06.16
Consecrated Bishop:2005.07.16

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (2005.06.09 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Slovakia (2006.10.03 – 2015.09.21)

Cardinal Ján Chryzostom Korec, S.J.Permalink
(1990.02.06 – 2005.06.09)

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1924.01.22 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1950.10.01
Consecrated Bishop:1951.08.24
Created Cardinal:1991.06.28
Died:2015.10.24 († 91)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1990.02.06 – 2005.06.09)

President of Episcopal Conference of Slovakia (1990.04.23 – 1993.05.04)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Fabiano e Venanzio a Villa Fiorelli (1991.06.28 – 2015.10.24)

Bishop Jan PasztorPermalink
(1973.02.19 – 1988.11.08)

Born:1912.01.27 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1934.09.30
Consecrated Bishop:1973.03.03
Died:1988.11.08 († 76)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1973.02.19 – 1988.11.08)

Bishop Eduard NécseyPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1949 – 1968.06.19)

Archbishop Karol KmetkoPermalink
(1920.11.13 – 1948.12.22)

Born:1875.12.12 (Slovakia)
Ordained Priest:1899.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1921.02.13
Died:1948.12.22 († 73)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1920.11.13 – 1948.12.22)

Archbishop ad personam (1944.05.11 – 1948.12.22)

Bishop Vilmos Batthyány (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1911.03.18 – 1920.12.16)

Born:1870.03.15 (Slovakia)
Consecrated Bishop:1902.02.05
Died:1923.11.24 († 53)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1902.01.02 – 1905)

Titular Bishop of Titopolis (1902.01.02 – 1911.03.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1905 – 1911.03.18)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1911.03.18 – 1920.12.16)

Titular Archbishop of Cyrrhus (1920.12.16 – 1923.11.24)

Bishop Imrich BendePermalink
(1893.01.19 – 1911.03.26)

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 Augustín RoškovániPermalink
(1859.04.15 – 1892.02.24)

Born:1807.12.06
Died:1892.02.24 († 84)

Bishop of Vác (Hungary) (1851.09.05 – 1859.04.15)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1859.04.15 – 1892.02.24)

Bishop Ágoston RoskoványiPermalink
(1859.04.15 – 1892.02.24)

Died:1892.02.24

Bishop of Vác (Hungary) (1854.09.05 – 1859.04.15)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1859.04.15 – 1892.02.24)

Bishop Imrich PalugyayPermalink
(1839.02.18 – 1858.07.27)

Born:1780.10.31
Ordained Priest:1803.12.04
Consecrated Bishop:1831.05.06
Died:1858.07.27 († 77)

Bishop of Košice (Slovakia) (1832.02.24 – 1839.02.18)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1839.02.18 – 1858.07.27)

Bishop Józef VurumPermalink
(1827.09.17 – 1838.05.02)

Born:1763.11.27 (Hungary)
Ordained Priest:1788.08.18
Consecrated Bishop:1816.11.10
Died:1838.05.02 († 74)

Bishop of Székesfehérvár (Hungary) (1816.09.23 – 1822.04.19)

Bishop of Oradea Mare (Romania) (1822.04.19 – 1827.09.17)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1827.09.17 – 1838.05.02)

Bishop Józef KluchPermalink
(1808.07.11 – 1826.12.31)

Born:1748.03.30
Ordained Priest:1771.04.01
Consecrated Bishop:1808.08.28
Died:1826.12.31 († 78)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1808.07.11 – 1826.12.31)

Bishop František Xaver Fuchs (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1788.03.10 – 1804.08.20)

Died:1807.06.27

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1788.03.10 – 1804.08.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Eger (Hungary) (1804.08.20 – 1807.06.27)

Bishop Anton RévayPermalink
(1780.09.18 – 1783.12.26)

Died:1783.12.26

Titular Bishop of Milevum (1754.05.20 – 1776.09.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom (Hungary) (1754.05.20 – 1776.09.16)

Bishop of Rožňava (Slovakia) (1776.09.16 – 1780.09.18)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1780.09.18 – 1783.12.26)

Bishop Ján Gustíni-ZubrohlavskýPermalink
(1763.11.29 – 1777.01.31)

Born:1712.11.23
Ordained Priest:1735.04.09
Consecrated Bishop:1763.05
Died:1777.01.31 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Sergiopolis antea Resapha (1762.05.13 – 1763.11.29)

Coadjutor Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1762.05.13 – 1763.11.29)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1763.11.29 – 1777.01.31)

Bishop Imrich EsterháziPermalink
(1741.05.29 – 1763.11.29)

Died:1763.11.29

Titular Bishop of Dora (1725.07.23 – 1741.05.29)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1741.05.29 – 1763.11.29)

Bishop Johann Ernst HarrachPermalink
(1737.09.30 – 1739.12.16)

Died:1739.12.16

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1737.09.30 – 1739.12.16)

Bishop Ladislav Adam ErdődyPermalink
(1706.02.21 – 1736.05.10)

Died:1736.05.10

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1706.02.21 – 1736.05.10)

Bishop Ladislav MaťašovskýPermalink
(1696.06.18 – 1705.05.10)

Died:1705.05.10

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1696.06.18 – 1705.05.10)

Bishop Blažej JáklinPermalink
(1691.11.26 – 1695.10.19)

Died:1695.10.19

Bishop of Knin (1688.11.29 – 1691.11.26)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1691.11.26 – 1695.10.19)

Fr. Jakub HaškoPermalink
(1690.06.06 – 1691)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1690.06.06 – 1691)

Bishop Peter KorompajPermalink
(1687.11.24 – 1690.05.12)

Died:1690.05.12

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1687.11.24 – 1690.05.12)

Bishop Péter KorompayPermalink
(1687.11.24 – 1690.05.12)

Died:1690.05.12

Bishop of Vác (Hungary) (1681.04.28 – 1682.04.20)

Bishop of Eger (Hungary) (1682.04.20 – 1687.11.24)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1687.11.24 – 1690.05.12)

Bishop János GubasóczyPermalink
(1680.05.13 – 1686.04.10)

Died:1686.04.10

Bishop of Pécs (Hungary) (1670.11.17 – 1677.07.12)

Bishop of Vác (Hungary) (1677.07.12 – 1680.05.13)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1680.05.13 – 1686.04.10)

Bishop Tamás Erdődy Pálffy (Tomáš Pálffi)Permalink
(1671.12.14 – 1679.05.06)

Died:1679.05.06

Bishop of Csanád (Hungary) (1655.08.02 – 1667.12.12)

Bishop of Eger (Hungary) (1667.12.12 – 1671.12.14)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1671.12.14 – 1679.05.06)

Bishop Lipót Kollonics (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1668.04.30 – 1670.05.19)

Born:1631.10.26 (Hungary)
Ordained Priest:1668
Consecrated Bishop:1668
Created Cardinal:1686.09.02
Died:1707.01.20 († 75)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) ([1666] 1668.04.30 – 1670.05.19)

Bishop of Wiener Neustadt ([1669.08.29] 1670.05.19 – 1686.09.16)

Bishop of Győr (Hungary) (1686.09.16 – 1695.08.22)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Girolamo dei Croati (1689.11.14 – 1707.01.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1690.03.06 – 1695.08.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom (Hungary) (1695.08.22 – 1707.01.20)

Archbishop György Szelepcsényi (Juraj Selepčéni Pohronec)Permalink
(1652.03.11 – 1667.08.22)

Died:1685.01.11

Bishop of Csanád (Hungary) (1643 – 1643)

Bishop of Pécs (Hungary) (1643.11.20 – 1644.09.05)

Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1644.09.05 – 1647.12.08)

Bishop of Eger (Hungary) (1647.12.08 – ?)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1652.03.11 – 1667.08.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1658? – 1667.08.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom (Hungary) (1667.08.22 – 1685.01.11)

Bishop János Püsky (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1644.09.13 – 1648)

Died:1658?

Bishop of Csanád (Hungary) (1640.04.16 – 1650.02.14)

Bishop of Vác (Hungary) (1643.07.06 – 1644.09.13)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1644.09.13 – 1648)

Bishop of Vác (Hungary) (1648.04.20 – 1649.02.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1650.02.14 – 1658?)

Bishop of Győr (Hungary) (1651 – 1657)

Fr. Štefan BošnákPermalink
(1644 – 1644.09.23)

Died:1644.09.23

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1644 – 1644.09.23)

Bishop Ján Telegdy (János) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1619.03 – 1624)

Born:1575
Ordained Priest:1594.02.10
Consecrated Bishop:1611.09.21
Died:1644.09 († 69)

Bishop of Bosnia (Croatia) (1610.01.27 – 1613)

Bishop of Oradea Mare (Romania) (1613 – 1619.03)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1619.03 – 1624)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1624 – 1644.09)

Bishop Bálint Lépes (Valentín Lépeš) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1609.09.16 – 1619)

Died:1623

Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1608 – 1608)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1609.09.16 – 1619)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1619 – 1623)

Bishop of Győr (Hungary) (1619 – 1623)

Archbishop Štefan Szuhay (István)Permalink
(1607 – 1608.06.09)

Born:1551.02.02
Consecrated Bishop:1595
Died:1608.06.09 († 57)

Bishop of Vác (Hungary) (1594.06.06 – 1600.10.23)

Bishop of Eger (Hungary) (1600.10.23 – 1607.10.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Esztergom (Hungary) (1601 – 1607.10.05)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1607 – 1608.06.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1607.10.05 – 1608.06.09)

Bishop Ferenc Forgách de Ghymes (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1599.08.02 – 1607.11.05)

Born:1566 (Hungary)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1599
Created Cardinal:1607.12.10
Died:1615.10.16 († 49)

Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1587.12.22 – 1599.08.02)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) ([1596.07.10] 1599.08.02 – 1607.11.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom (Hungary) (1607.11.05 – 1615.10.16)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1607.12.10 – 1615.10.16)

Bishop István Fehérkövy (Štefan Fejerkövy) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1588.12.19 – 1596.06.07)

Died:1596.11.20

Bishop of Knin (1571.01.26 – 1573.05.15)

Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1573.05.15 – 1588.12.19)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1588.12.19 – 1596.06.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom (Hungary) (1596.06.07 – 1596.11.20)

Bishop Zakariás Mossóczy (Zachariáš Mošóci)Permalink
(1583.10.07 – 1586.04.10)

Died:1586.04.10

Bishop of Knin (1573.05.15 – 1578.10.27)

Bishop of Vác (Hungary) (1578.10.27 – 1583.10.07)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1583.10.07 – 1586.04.10)

Bishop Pavol Abstemius-BornemissaPermalink
(1560.07.17 – 1579)

Died:1579

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1560.07.17 – 1579)

Bishop František ThurzóPermalink
(1550.07.04 – 1557)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1550.07.04 – 1557)

Bishop Ján ThurzóPermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (? – ?)

Bishop Štefan PodmanickýPermalink
(1505.12.19 – 1530)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1505.12.19 – 1530)

Bishop Zsigmond ThurzóPermalink
(1503.08.04 – 1504.11.15)

Born:1465
Died:1512.09.12 († 47)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1503.08.04 – 1504.11.15)

Bishop of Transilvania (Romania) (1504.11.15 – 1505.12.19)

Bishop of Oradea Mare (Romania) (1505.12.19 – 1512.09.12)

Bishop Miklós Körösszegi Csáki (Mikuláš de Bačka)Permalink
(1501.06.05 – 1503.06.21)

Died:1514

Bishop of Srijem (Serbia) (1499.04.29 – 1501.06.05)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1501.06.05 – 1503.06.21)

Bishop of Transilvania (Romania) (1503.06.21 – 1504.11.15)

Bishop of Csanád (Hungary) (1504.11.15 – 1514)

Bishop AntonPermalink
(1493.01.02 – 1500)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1493.01.02 – 1500)

Bishop GregorPermalink
(1484.10.01 – 1492)

Died:1492

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1484.10.01 – 1492)

Bishop Tomáš Debrenthey (Toma de Debrenthe)Permalink
(1463.01.13 – 1480)

Bishop of Zagreb (Croatia) (1453.07.18 – 1463.01.13)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1463.01.13 – 1480)

Bishop EliášPermalink
(1460 – 1463)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1460 – 1463)

Bishop Albert Kaplony Vetési (Albert Hangáè)Permalink
(1458 – 1459)

Died:1486

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1458 – 1459)

Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1458.06.16 – 1486)

Bishop MikulášPermalink
(1449.10.15 – 1456)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1449.10.15 – 1456)

Bishop LadislavPermalink
(1440 – 1447)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1440 – 1447)

Bishop Dénes Szécsi (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1438.04.21 – 1439.06.05)

Born:1400 (Hungary)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:
Created Cardinal:1439.12.18
Died:1465.02.01 († 65)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1438.04.21 – 1439.06.05)

Bishop of Eger (Hungary) (1439.06.05 – 1440.02.15)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Ciriaco alle Terme Diocleziane (1440.01.08 – 1465.02.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom (Hungary) (1440.02.15 – 1465.02.01)

Bishop JurajPermalink
(1429.06.01 – 1437)

Died:1437

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1429.06.01 – 1437)

Bishop HincoPermalink
(1404 – 1427)

Died:1427

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1404 – 1427)

Bishop PeterPermalink
(1399.06.16 – 1403)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1399.06.16 – 1403)

Bishop MichalPermalink
(1393.03.10 – 1399)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1393.03.10 – 1399)

Bishop GregorPermalink
(1388.10.24 – 1392)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1388.10.24 – 1392)

Fr. Demeter Hont-Pázmány (later Bishop)Permalink
(1387 – 1387.10.25 not possessed)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1387 – 1387.10.25 not possessed)

Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1387.10.25 – 1391.12.22)

Bishop of Transilvania (Romania) (1391.12.22 – 1395)

Bishop Dominik de Novoloco, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1372.10.27 – 1384)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1372.10.27 – 1384)

Bishop László de Deménd (Ladislav de Demjen)Permalink
(1367.02.26 – 1372.10.27)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1367.02.26 – 1372.10.27)

Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1372.10.27 – 1377.10.02)

Bishop of Oradea Mare (Romania) (1377.10.02 – 1382)

Bishop Stephanus de Insula (Štefan), O.E.S.A. (later Patriarch)Permalink
(1350.01.11 – 1367.02.10)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1350.01.11 – 1367.02.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1367.02.10 – 1379)

Patriarch of Jerusalem (1379 – 1384)

Bishop Miklós Keszei (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1347.05.23 – 1350.01.11)

Died:1366.06

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1347.05.23 – 1350.01.11)

Bishop of Zagreb (Croatia) (1350.01.11 – 1356.08.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kalocsa (Hungary) (1356.08.04 – 1358.10.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Esztergom (Hungary) (1358.10.08 – 1366.06)

Bishop Vitus de Castroferreo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1334.05.11 – 1347)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1334.05.11 – 1347)

Bishop Meško PiastovecPermalink
(1328 – 1334)

Died:1344

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1328 – 1334)

Bishop of Veszprém (Hungary) (1334 – 1344)

Bishop JánPermalink
(1302 – 1328)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1302 – 1328)

Bishop PascházPermalink
(1281 – 1297)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1281 – 1297)

Bishop PeterPermalink
(1279 – 1281)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1279 – 1281)

Bishop PhilippPermalink
(1272 – ?)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1272 – ?)

Bishop VincentPermalink
(1255 – 1272)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1255 – 1272)

Bishop MikulášPermalink
(1253 – 1255)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1253 – 1255)

Bishop AdamPermalink
(1244 – 1252)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1244 – 1252)

Bishop BartolomäusPermalink
(1242 – 1243)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1242 – 1243)

Bishop AdamPermalink
(1241 – 1241)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1241 – 1241)

Bishop JakobPermalink
(1223 – 1240)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1223 – 1240)

Bishop VincentPermalink
(1220 – 1222)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1220 – 1222)

Bishop JánPermalink
(? – 1204)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (? – 1204)

Bishop EduardPermalink
(1168 – 1198)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1168 – 1198)

Bishop TomášPermalink
(? – 1165)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (? – 1165)

Bishop JánPermalink
(? – 1156)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (? – 1156)

Bishop PavolPermalink
(? – 1137)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (? – 1137)

Bishop MikulášPermalink
(? – 1133)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (? – 1133)

Bishop GervázPermalink
(? – 1106)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (? – 1106)

Saint Bishop BystríkPermalink
(1005? – 1046)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (1005? – 1046)

Bishop AnonymusPermalink
(900 – 906?)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (900 – 906?)

Bishop WichingPermalink
(880 – 891)

Bishop of Nitra (Slovakia) (880 – 891)

Former Prelates


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