Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Riga

Not to be confused with the secular state Archbishopric of Riga
Not to be confused with the Lutheran Archbishopric of Riga
Archdiocese of Riga
Archidioecesis Rigensis
Rīgas arhidiecēze

Country Latvia
Ecclesiastical province Riga
Area 23,587 km2 (9,107 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
222,910 (18.1%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Svētā Jēkaba Katedrāle
(Cathedral Basilica of St. James)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs
Emeritus Bishops Jānis Pujats (cardinal)
Jānis Cakuls (auxiliary)

Location of Archdiocese of Riga in Latvia

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Riga is an archdiocese administered from the capital city of Riga in Latvia.[1][2][3] Its cathedral is Svētā Jēkaba Katedrāle. It is a metropolitan archdiocese which also helps to administer three suffragan dioceses in the Ecclesiastical province of Riga in Latvia.


Bishops, Apostolic Administrators and Archbishops of Riga (Roman rite)

Archdiocese of Riga

Elevated: 1252[2]
Supressed: 1540[2]

Diocese of Riga

Erected: 22 September 1918[3]

Archdiocese of Riga

Elevated: 25 October 1923[3]

Suffragan dioceses

See also



  1. 1 2 3 "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Riga" retrieved January 30, 2016
  2. 1 2 3 Catholic Hierarchy: "Suppressed Archdiocese of Riga (1252-1540) retrieved January 30, 2016
  3. 1 2 3 Catholic Hierarchy: "Archdiocese of Riga retrieved January 30, 2016
  4. Jānis Broks (2002), Katolicisms Latvijā 800 Gados: 1186-1986, Vēsturisks Atskats, p. 40, ISBN 9984-619-40-0
  5. Broks, p. 62
  6. Samogitiensis et Rigensis: De finium dioecesanorum commutatione, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 12 (1920), p. 270
  7. Rigensis: Erectionis in archiepiscopatum, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 15 (1923), p. 585
  8. Toomas Abiline and Indrek Oper (2006?), St Peter and St Paul's Cathedral in Tallinn, The Apostolic Administration of Estonia, Tallinn, p. 10
  9. Rigensis: Archiepiscopalis ecclesia Rigensis ad metropolitanae ecclesiae gradum et dignitatem evehitur novaque provincia ecclesiastica sub nomine <<Rigensis>> in Lettonia constituitur, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 29 (1937), p. 387
  10. Liepaiensis: A Rigensis archidioecesis territorio pars seiungitur, ex qua nova erigitur dioecesis <<Liepaiensis>> nuncupanda, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 29 (1937), p. 384
  11. Rezeknensis-Aglonensis: In Lettonia nova conditur dioecesis Rezeknensis-Aglonensis, Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 88 (1996), p. 344
  12. Catholic Hierarchy: "Archbishop Michael Hildebrandi" retrieved January 30, 2016

Coordinates: 56°57′03″N 24°06′17″E / 56.9508°N 24.1047°E / 56.9508; 24.1047

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