The Diocese of Koper

Year founded: 1977
Patron Saint: St. Joseph the Worker – feast day May 1.
Cathedral Church: The Assumption of the Virgin Mary – feast day August 15. (Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church November 7.)
Co-cathedral in Nova Gorica: Christ the Redeemer
Principal Pilgrimage Shrine: Sveta Gora (Basilica of the Mother of God)

Bishop Msgr. Jurij Bizjak, Ph. D.
Bishop of Koper (since 2012)
Episcopal motto: Courage, all People in the Land

Bishop Emeritus Msgr. Metod Pirih
Bishop of Koper (retired 2012)
Episcopal motto: I Trust in You

Diocese of Koper at a Glance

Area: 4,306 km2
Total Population: 258,380
Catholic Population: 202,900
Districts (Deaneries): 11 (Dekani, Idrija – Cerkno, Ilirska Bistrica, Kobarid, Koper, The Kras District, Nova Gorica, Postojna, Šempeter, Tolmin, The Vipava District)
Parishes: 189


Diocese of Koper
Trg Brolo 11, p. p. 114
6001 Koper, Slovenia
tel. + 386 (0)5 611 72 05
fax: + 386 (0)5 627 10 59
e-mail: [email protected]
Web Page of the Diocese of Koper