Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maribor (Latin: Archidioecesis Mariborensis, Slovene: Nadškofija Maribor) is an archdiocese located in the city of Maribor in Slovenia.

Archdiocese of Maribor

Archidioecesis Mariborensis

Nadškofija Maribor
Area7,398 km2 (2,856 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
704,384 (85.3%)
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralMaribor Cathedral
(Stolnica sv. Janeza Krstnika)
Current leadership
ArchbishopRev. Fr. Alojzij Cvikl, S.J., Archbishop-elect (appointed by Pope Francis on Saturday, 14 March 2015; until then, had been Archdiocesan Treasurer (since 2010); formerly, Rector of the Pontifical Russian College (2001-2010; to be ordained to the archiepiscopate and installed at a later date)[1][2]
Auxiliary BishopsJožef Smej
Bishops emeritusFranc Kramberger, Archbishop Emeritus (2006-2011)
Marjan Turnšek, Archbishop Emeritus (2011-2013)
Jožef Smej, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus (1983-2009)
Website of the Archdiocese


  • March 5, 1962: Established as Diocese of Maribor from the Diocese of Lavant
  • April 7, 2006: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maribor

It was reported in January 2012 that the Archdiocese of Maribor was in deep financial difficulties and just before bankruptcy.[3] The whole amount of debts, provoked by high-risk investments was 800 million euros. The Archbishop of Maribor, Franc Kramberger, and the Archbishop of Ljubljana, Anton Stres, have resigned due to their involvement after the request by Pope Francis.[4]

United titles

  • Lavant (since March 5, 1962)

Special churches

  • Former Cathedral:
    • Stolna cerkev sv. Jurija, Ptuj
  • Minor Basilica:
    • Bazilika Marije, matere usmiljenja, Maribor
    • Bazilika Marije Zavetnice s plaščem, Ptujska Gora


  • Archbishops of Maribor (Latin Rite)
    • Rev. Fr. Alojzij Cvikl, S.J.; Archbishop-elect (14 March 2015 - present)
    • Marjan Turnšek (3 February 2011 - 31 July 2013)
    • Franc Kramberger (7 April 2006 – 3 February 2011)
  • Bishops of Maribor (Latin Rite)
    • Franc Kramberger (6 November 1980 – 7 April 2006)
    • Maksimilijan Držečnik (5 March 1962 – 13 May 1978)

Suffragan dioceses

See also


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