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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Košice

Archdiocese of Košice
Archidioecesis Cassoviensis
Country Slovakia
Area 10,403 km2 (4,017 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
678,170 (61%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 10 August 1804
(As Diocese of Košice)
31 March 1995
(As Archdiocese of Košice)
Cathedral St. Elisabeth Cathedral in Košice]]
Current leadership
Metropolitan Archbishop Bernard Bober
Suffragans Diocese of Rožňava, Diocese of Spiš
Auxiliary Bishops Stanislav Stolárik
Episcopal Vicars Zoltán Pásztor, Vladimír Šosták
Emeritus Bishops Alojz Tkáč

Map of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Košice (Slovak: Košická arcidiecéza, Latin: Archidioecesis Cassoviensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in eastern Slovakia, with its seat in Košice. It covers central and eastern parts of the Prešov and Košice regions, with an area of 10,403 km². On that area, there was a population of around 1,118,000 people, of which around 60% were of Catholic faith (2004). The Archbishop-elect is the former auxiliary bishop, Bernard Bober, he succeeds Alojz Tkáč.


It was first created in 1804 under name Diocese of Košice as a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Eger. In 1977, the metropolitan was changed to the newly established ecclesiastical province of Trnava. On 31 March 1995, a new ecclesiastical province was created, changing the status of the diocese into archdiocese with the suffragans of Spiš and Rožňava.


  • Andrej (André) Szabó † (20 Aug 1804 Appointed - 28 Sep 1819 Died)
  • Stefan (István) Cech (Csech) † (8 Jan 1821 Appointed - 4 Jun 1831 Died)
  • Imrich Palugyay † ( 1830 Appointed - 13 Feb 1839 Appointed, Bishop of Nitra)
  • Anton Ocskay † (18 Aug 1839 Ordained Bishop - 11 Sep 1848 Died)
  • Jozef Kunszt † (20 May 1850 Appointed - 15 Mar 1852 Appointed, Archbishop of Kalocsa)
  • Ignác Fábry † (15 Mar 1852 Appointed - 26 Jun 1867 Died)
  • Ján Perger † (13 Mar 1868 Appointed - 5 Apr 1876 Died)
  • Konštantín Schuster † (1 Jul 1877 Appointed - 1886 Appointed, Bishop of Vác)
  • Zigmund Bubics † (30 May 1887 Appointed - Oct 1906 Retired)
  • Augustín Fischer-Colbrie † (6 Aug 1906 Succeeded - 17 May 1925 Died)
  • Stefan Madarász † (19 Jul 1939 Appointed - 8 Aug 1948 Died)
  • Alojz Tkáč (14 Feb 1990 Appointed - 4 Jun 2010 Retired)
  • Bernard Bober (4 Jun 2010 Appointed - )


  • Official site (Slovak)
  • Archdiocese of Košice at
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