Josef Kupka

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Bishop Josef Kupka

Josef Kupka (born May 7, 1862 in Schwarzenberg ; † June 20, 1941 in Nová Říše ) was Bishop of Brno .


Josef Kupka attended the Slavic grammar school in Brno, studied theology in Brno and from 1887 to 1889 at the University of St. Thomas Aquin in Rome and received his doctorate on July 24, 1891. of theology at the Theological Faculty in Olomouc. After studying philosophy, he earned the degree of Dr. phil.

He was ordained a priest on September 20, 1884. In 1889 he taught as a religion professor at a German school in Hustopeče and in 1890 as a professor of pastoral theology at the Theological College in Brno.

On April 10, 1924 he was by Pope Pius XI. Appointed Titular Bishop of Adraa and Auxiliary Bishop in Brno . He was consecrated on September 7, 1924 in the Cathedral of Brno, on May 31, 1926 he became administrator of the diocese. After the resignation of Brno Bishop Norbert Johann Klein , he was appointed his successor on October 22, 1931. The solemn enthronement was on the feast of the Conception of Mary, December 8, 1931.

He found his final resting place in the crypt in the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul in Brno.

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