Diocese of Hradec Králové
Dioecesis Riginae Gradecensis
|Area||11,650 km2 (4,500 sq mi)|
|(as of 2016)|
|Cathedral|| Cathedral of the Holy Spirit |
Katedrála Svatého Ducha
|Auxiliary Bishops||Josef Kajnek|
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.
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