Roman Catholic Diocese of Timișoara

Diocese of Timișoara
Dioecesis Timisoarensis
Dieceza de Timișoara

Country Romania
Ecclesiastical province Bucharest
Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bucharest
Area 24,755 km2 (9,558 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
143,748 (9.6%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 June 1930
Cathedral St. George's Cathedral, Timișoara
Patron saint Saint George
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Martin Roos
Metropolitan Archbishop Ioan Robu

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Timișoara (Hungarian: Temesvári Római Katolikus Püspökség) is a diocese in Romania established on 5 June 1930 by Pope Pius XI. The Diocese of Cenad, corresponding to approximately the same region, had been created in 1030 by Stephen I of Hungary.

The diocese covers the Romanian Banatthe counties of Timiş, Caraş-Severin, Arad and part of Mehedinţi, of which 11.1% are Roman Catholic, with compact concentrations in the Krashovani areas near Reşiţa and Sânnicolau Mare. A plurality of its adherents are Hungarian, followed by Banat Swabians, Romanians, Banat Bulgarians, Croats, Slovaks and Czechs. It is subordinate to the Bucharest Archdiocese. Since 1999, its bishop is Martin Roos.

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Coordinates: 45°45′30″N 21°13′48″E / 45.7582°N 21.2299°E / 45.7582; 21.2299

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