Roman Catholic Diocese of Hradec Králové

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Diocese of Hradec Králové

Dioecesis Riginae Gradecensis

Diecéze královéhradecká
Dieceze Hradec Kralove CoA.jpg
Location
CountryFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Metropolitan Prague
Statistics
Area11,650 km2 (4,500 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2016)
Increase2.svg1,272,000
Increase2.svg454,200 (Steady2.svg35.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Katedrála Svatého Ducha
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jan Vokál
Auxiliary BishopsJosef Kajnek
Map
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Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Chram sv. Ducha, Bila vez a byvala radnice (Hradec Kralove).JPG
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hradec Králové Latin : Reginae Gradecen(sis), German: Königgrätz } is a diocese located in the city of Hradec Králové in the Ecclesiastical province of Prague in the Czech Republic.

German language West Germanic language

German is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland. The languages which are most similar to German are the other members of the West Germanic language branch: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German/Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, and Yiddish. There are also strong similarities in vocabulary with Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, although those belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.

Diocese Christian district or see under the supervision of a bishop

The word diocese is derived from the Greek term dioikesis (διοίκησις) meaning "administration". Today, when used in an ecclesiastical sense, it refers to the ecclesiastical district under the jurisdiction of a bishop.

Hradec Králové City in Czech Republic

Hradec Králové is a city of the Czech Republic, in the Hradec Králové Region of Bohemia. The city's economy is based on food-processing technology, photochemical, EMS and IT. Traditional industries include musical instrument manufacturing – the best known being PETROF pianos. The University of Hradec Králové is located in the city, the University of Defense has its only medical faculty in Hradec Králové and Charles University in Prague also has its Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové and Faculty of Pharmacy there.

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History

Pope Paul VI Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1963 to 1978

Pope Paul VI was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 21 June 1963 to his death in 1978. Succeeding John XXIII, he continued the Second Vatican Council which he closed in 1965, implementing its numerous reforms, and fostered improved ecumenical relations with Eastern Orthodox and Protestant churches, which resulted in many historic meetings and agreements. Montini served in the Holy See's Secretariat of State from 1922 to 1954. While in the Secretariat of State, Montini and Domenico Tardini were considered as the closest and most influential advisors of Pius XII, who in 1954 named him Archbishop of Milan, the largest Italian diocese. Montini later became the Secretary of the Italian Bishops' Conference. John XXIII elevated him to the College of Cardinals in 1958, and after the death of John XXIII, Montini was considered one of his most likely successors.

An apostolic constitution is the most solemn form of legislation issued by the Pope. The use of the term constitution comes from Latin constitutio, which referred to any important law issued by the Roman emperor, and is retained in church documents because of the inheritance that the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church received from Roman law.

County of Kladsko countship

The County of Kladsko was a historical administrative unit within Bohemia as a part of the Kingdom of Bohemia and later in the Kingdom of Prussia with its capital at Kłodzko (Kladsko) on the Nysa river. The territory comprises the Kłodzko Land with the Kłodzko Valley in center within the Sudetes mountain range and roughly corresponds with the present-day Kłodzko County in the Polish Lower Silesian Voivodeship.

Leadership

A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.

Karel Kašpar Czech cardinal, lawyer and theologist

Karel Boromejský Kašpar was a Czech Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Prague from 1931 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1935.

Dominik Duka 21st-century Czech Catholic Archbishop of Prague and cardinal

Dominik Jaroslav DukaO.P. is the 36th Archbishop of Prague and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He previously served as Bishop of Hradec Králové.

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Notes

  1. Paulus VI: Const. Apost. Episcoporum Poloniae coetus , AAS 64 (1972), n. 10, pp. 657seq.

Coordinates: 50°N16°E / 50°N 16°E / 50; 16

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