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Diocese of Celje
Celje Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Daniel
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Maribor|
|Area||2,711.4 km2 (1,046.9 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2012)|
|Established||7 April 2006|
|Cathedral|| Celje Cathedral |
(Stolnica svetega Danijela)
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Alojzij Cvikl|
|Bishops emeritus||Stanislav Lipovšek|
|Website of the Diocese|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Celje (Latin : Dioecesis Celeiensis; Slovene : Škofija Celje) is a diocese located in the city of Celje in the Ecclesiastical province of Maribor in Slovenia.
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