Diocese of Vác

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Diocese of Vác
Map of the Diocese of Vác
Basic data
Country Hungary
Ecclesiastical province Eger
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Eger
Diocesan bishop Zsolt Marton
Auxiliary bishop Lajos Varga
Emeritus diocesan bishop Miklós Beer
founding 1009
surface 8,800 km²
Parishes 222 (2017 / AP 2018 )
Residents 1,113,300 (2017 / AP 2018 )
Catholics 638,500 (2017 / AP 2018 )
proportion of 57.4%
Diocesan priest 174 (2017 / AP 2018 )
Religious priest 40 (2017 / AP 2018 )
Catholics per priest 2,984
Permanent deacons 37 (2017 / AP 2018 )
Friars 48 (2017 / AP 2018 )
Religious sisters 41 (2017 / AP 2018 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Hungarian
cathedral Assumption of Mary and Archangel Michael
address Migazzi Kristóf tér 1
Pf. 167
H-2601 Vác
Website www.vaciegyhazmegye.hu

The Diocese of Vác ( German  Waitzen , Latin Dioecesis Vaciensis , Hungarian Váci egyházmegye ) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Hungary with its seat in Vác . It has been subordinate to the Archdiocese of Eger as a suffragan since 1993 .


The diocese of Vác was established in 1004 and was one of the first ten dioceses founded by King Stephen I of Hungary in the 11th century. The first bishop, Saint Bystrík , was installed in 1008.


Vác Cathedral

Today's Vác Cathedral is the fifth episcopal church since the diocese was founded in the 11th century. Bishop Christoph Anton von Migazzi had the church built after 1762 in the French classicist-late baroque style. The altarpiece shows the encounter between Mary and her relative Elisabeth, the mother of John the Baptist ( Visitation of the Virgin ). The dome shows a representation of the Most Holy Trinity . Both works were created by the painter Franz Anton Maulbertsch (1724–1796). The tombs of the bishops and the cathedral chapter are located in the crypt of the cathedral.

See also

Web links

Commons : Diocese of Vác  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. The sights of the city of Vác s. O.