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Archdiocese of Praha {Prague}

Archidioecesis Pragensis

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  • Dominik Jaroslav Duka, O.P., Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Karel Herbst, S.D.B., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Václav Malý, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Miloslav Vlk, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 30 April 1344
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Square Kilometers: 8,590 (3,317 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Arcibiskupska Kurie, Hradcanske nam. 56/16, 119 02 Praha 1, Ceska Republika
  • Telephone:
  • Fax:

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Praha
973ErectedDiocese of Regensburg Diocese of Praha (erected)
1063Territory LostDiocese of Praha Diocese of Olomouc (Olmütz) (erected)
30 April 1344Territory LostDiocese of Praha Diocese of Litomyšl (erected)
Archdiocese of Praha {Prague}
30 April 1344ElevatedDiocese of Praha Archdiocese of Praha {Prague}
1474Territory AddedDiocese of Litomyšl (suppressed) Archdiocese of Praha {Prague}
3 July 1655Territory LostArchdiocese of Praha {Prague} Diocese of Litoměřice (erected)
10 November 1664Territory LostArchdiocese of Praha {Prague} Diocese of Hradec Králové (erected)
20 September 1785Territory LostArchdiocese of Praha {Prague} Diocese of České Budĕjovice {Budweis} (erected)
31 May 1993Territory LostDiocese of České Budĕjovice {Budweis}
Diocese of Litoměřice
Archdiocese of Praha {Prague}
Diocese of Plzeň (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Praha {Prague}

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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