Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna
Archdiocese of Vienna
Archidioecesis Viennensis
Archidioecesis Vindobonensis

Erzdiözese Wien
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Country Austria
Territory Vienna, Lower Austria
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Vienna
Metropolitan Vienna
Area 9,100 km2 (3,500 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2015)
Increase 2,748,962
Decrease 1,242,000 (Decrease 45.2%)
Parishes 659
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 18 January 1469
Cathedral St. Stephen's Cathedral
Patron saint Saint Stephen
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Christoph Schönborn
Auxiliary Bishops Franz Scharl
Stefan Turnovsky
Vicar General Nikolaus Krasa
Emeritus Bishops Helmut Krätzl
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Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna (Latin: Archidioecesis Viennensis) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Austria. It was erected as the Diocese of Vienna on 18 January 1469 out of the Diocese of Passau, and elevated to an archdiocese on 1 June 1722. The episcopal see resides in the cathedral of Stephansdom in Vienna. The current bishop is Christoph Schoenborn, appointed in 1995 and elevated to cardinal in 1998.

The Archdiocese is the metropolitan diocese of three suffragan dioceses: Roman Catholic Diocese of Eisenstadt, of Linz, and of Sankt Pölten. These four dioceses together constitute the ecclesiastical province of Vienna, one of only two ecclesiastical provinces of Austria, the other under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg.

Episcopal Ordinaries

Suffragan Bishops of Vienna

Metropolitan Archbishops of Vienna

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Coordinates: 48°12?31?N 16°22?23?E / 48.2085°N 16.3731°E / 48.2085; 16.3731

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