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Diocese of

Skopje

North Macedonia North Macedonia, Serbia Serbia

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Skopje / Скопје (македонски јазик) / Scopia / Scopien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Vrhbosna

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Southern Albania (↙), Tiranë–Durrës (←), Prizren–Prishtina (↖), Beograd (↑), Sofia–Plovdiv (→), Thessaloniki (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2005.07.20 – ...):Bishop Kiro Stojanov (63)Bishop Kiro Stojanov (63)

Bishop of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Strumica–Skopje of the Macedonians (North Macedonia)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Skopje (Roman Rite)

Bishop Kiro Stojanov (63)Bishop Kiro Stojanov (63)
(2005.07.20 – ...)

Bishop of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Strumica–Skopje of the Macedonians (North Macedonia)
Bishop of Skopje (North Macedonia)

Ut unum sint

Born:1959.04.09 (Radovo, North Macedonia)
Ordained Priest:1986.04.06
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.01

Titular Bishop of Centuriones (1999.01.04 – 2005.07.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1999.01.04 – 2005.07.20)

Apostolic Exarch of Macedonia of the Macedonians (North Macedonia) (2005.07.20 – 2018.05.31)

Bishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (2005.07.20 – ...)

Bishop of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Strumica–Skopje of the Macedonians (North Macedonia) (2018.05.31 – ...)

Bishop Marko Sopi
(Apostolic Administrator 1995.11.02 – 2000.05.24)

Bishop Joakim Herbut
(1969.10.02 – 2005.04.15)

Born:1928.02.14 (North Macedonia)
Ordained Priest:1952.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:1969.12.21
Died:2005.04.15 († 77)

Bishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1969.10.02 – 2005.04.15)

Apostolic Exarch of Macedonia of the Macedonians (North Macedonia) (2001.01.11 – 2005.04.15)

Bishop Smiljan Franjo Cekada (later Archbishop)
(1940.08.18 – 1967.06.12)

Born:1902.11.29
Ordained Priest:1925.04.05
Consecrated Bishop:1939.08.06
Died:1976.01.18 († 73)

Titular Bishop of Pharbæthus (1939.06.06 – 1940.08.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vrhbosna (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1939.06.06 – 1940.08.18)

Bishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1940.08.18 – 1967.06.12)

Titular Archbishop of Thibuzabetum (1967.06.12 – 1970.01.13)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1967.06.12 – 1970.01.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (1970.01.13 – 1976.01.18)

Bishop Giovanni Francesco Gnidovec, C.M.
(1924.10.29 – 1939.02.03)

Born:1873.09.29
Died:1939.02.03 († 65)

Bishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1924.10.29 – 1939.02.03)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Skopje (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Lazare Miedia
(1909.04.14 – 1921.10.19)

Born:1869.03.06
Died:1935.07.08 († 66)

Bishop of Sapë (Albania) (1900.11.10 – 1904.12.24)

Titular Archbishop of Areopolis (1904.12.24 – 1909.04.14)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1904.12.24 – 1909.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1909.04.14 – 1921.10.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1921.10.19 – 1935.07.08)

Archbishop Pasquale Trosksi
(1893.01.10 – 1908.04.29)

Born:1850.01.02
Died:1917.07.29 († 67)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1893.01.10 – 1908.04.29)

Titular Archbishop of Nacolea (1908.04.29 – 1917.07.29)

Archbishop Andrea Logorezzi
(1888.06.15 – 1891.12.29)

Born:1830.10.25 (Albania)
Ordained Priest:1856.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:1887.05.15
Died:1891.12.29 († 61)

Titular Bishop of Iuliopolis (1887.01.07 – 1888.06.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1887.01.07 – 1888.06.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1888.06.15 – 1891.12.29)

Archbishop Fulgenzio Czarev, O.F.M.
(1879.03.28 – 1888.06.01)

Born:1826.04.15
Died:1901 († 75)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1879.03.28 – 1888.06.01)

Archbishop-Bishop of Hvar–Brač–Vis (Croatia) (1888.06.01 – 1901)

Archbishop Dario Bucciarelli, O.F.M.
(1864.06.06 – 1878)

Born:1827.04.04
Died:1878 († 51)

Bishop of Pult (Albania) (1860.12.09 – 1864.06.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1864.06.06 – 1878)

Bishop Urban Nikola Bogdanovic, O.F.M.
(Apostolic Administrator 1845.09.30 – 1863.07.02)

Archbishop Matthaeus Crasnich
(1816.03.08 – 1827.10.27)

Born:1763.01.11
Consecrated Bishop:1816.09.22
Died:1827.10.27 († 64)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1816.03.08 – 1827.10.27)

Archbishop Peter Karagić, O.F.M.
(1702.09.25 – ?)

Apostolic Administrator of Shkodrë (Albania) (1698.08.20 – 1698.09.15)

Bishop of Pult (Albania) (1698.09.15 – 1702.09.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1702.09.25 – ?)

Archbishop Daniel Duranti, O.F.M.
(1690.12.11 – 1702.07.29)

Born:1633.09
Ordained Priest:1664.03.08
Died:1713.08.17 († 79)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1690.12.11 – 1702.07.29)

Apostolic Administrator of Smirne (Turkiye) (1696.06.07 – 1706?)

Apostolic Administrator of Smirne (Turkiye) (1708.06.23 – 1713.08.17)

Archbishop Pjetër Bogdani (Pietro Bogdano)
(1677.11.08 – 1689.11)

Born:1630
Died:1689.11 († 59)

Bishop of Shkodrë (Albania) (1656.03.06 – 1677.11.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Bar (Montenegro) (1659.10.24 – 1671.02.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1677.11.08 – 1689.11)

Archbishop Andrea Bogdan
(1656.03.06 – 1677.09.06)

Died:1689.11

Metropolitan Archbishop of Acrida (1651.02.27 – 1656.03.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Skopje (North Macedonia) (1656.03.06 – 1677.09.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Acrida (1675.12.18 – 1689.11)

Former Prelates

Statistics

Area: 30,000 km²

Population: 3,640 Catholics (0.2% of 2,320,840 total) (2020)

Statistics: 2 parishes, 7 missions, 6 priests (diocesan), 11 lay religious (11 sisters) (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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