Year founded: 1228
Patron Saint: St. Andrew the Apostle – feast day November 30.
Cathedral Church: St. John the Baptist – feast day June 24.
Principal Pilgrimage Shrine: Ptujska Gora (Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy)
Bishop Stanislav Lipovšek, Ph. D.
Bishop of Celje (since 2010) and Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Maribor (since 2013)
Episcopal motto: In Love and Truth
Archbishop Emeritus Franc Kramberger, Ph. D.
Bishop of Maribor (appointed 1980)
Archbishop of Maribor (retired 2011)
Episcopal motto: Thy Will be Done
Archbishop Emeritus Marjan Turnšek, Ph. D.
Archbishop of Maribor (appointed 2011)
Archbishop of Maribor (retired 2013)
Episcopal motto: God is Love
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Jožef Smej, Ph. D.
Auxiliary Bishop of Maribor (appointed 1983)
Auxiliary Bishop of Maribor (retired 2009)
Episcopal motto: Full of Grace, Remember
Archdiocese of Maribor at a Glance
Area: 3,682 km2
Total Population: 419,055
Catholic Population: 355,654
Archdistricts (Archdeaneries): 5 (Bistriško–Konjiški, Koroški, Mariborski, Ptujsko–Ormoški, Slovenjegoriški)
Districts (Deaneries): 12 (Maribor, Dravograd – the Mežica Valley, The Drava Plain, Jarenina, Lenart v Slovenskih goricah, Ptuj, Radlje – Vuzenica, Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenske Konjice, Stari trg, Velika Nedelja, Zavrč)
Archdiocese of Maribor
Slomškov trg 19
2000 Maribor, Slovenia
tel. +386 (0)590 80 100
fax: +386 (0)590 80 111
e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Web Page of the Archdiocese of Maribor