Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg

Archdiocese of Salzburg
Archidioecesis Salisburgensis
Erzdiözese Salzburg

Country Austria
Territory Salzburg, Tyrol
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Salzburg
Metropolitan Salzburg, Salzburg
Area 9,715 km2 (3,751 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
479,781 (67.1%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established April 20, 798
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Rupert and Saint Vergilius
Patron saint Saint Rupert
Saint Virgil
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Franz Lackner
Auxiliary Bishops Andreas Laun
Vicar General Hansjörg Hofer
Episcopal Vicars Matthäus Appesbacher
Emeritus Bishops Georg Eder (em. archbishop)
Alois Kothgasser, S.D.B. (em. archbishop)

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg (Latin: Archidioecesis Salisburgensis) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Austria. The archdiocese is one of two Austrian archdioceses, serving alongside the Archdiocese of Vienna.

The Archbishopric of Salzburg was a prince-bishopric of the Holy Roman Empire until 1803, when it was secularized as the Electorate of Salzburg. The archdiocese was reestablished in 1818 without temporal power.

Suffragan dioceses

Ordinaries (until 1812)

Salzburg, "Rome of the North"

Modern Archbishops of Salzburg (1803 to date)

Archbishop Franz Lackner OFM


    Coordinates: 47°47′52″N 13°02′47″E / 47.7979°N 13.0465°E / 47.7979; 13.0465

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