Archdiocese of Prague

Archdiocese of Prague


Cathedral:

Ss Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert


Patrons:

St Adalbert, St Wenceslaus, St John of Nepomuk


Founded:

The diocese was founded in 973 after the agreement of Czech Duke Boleslav II with Emperor Otto I and Bishop of Regensburg St Wolfgang. On 30 April 1344, Pope Clement VI raised Prague Diocese to Archdiocese and thus made independent ecclesiastical province Bohemia and Moravia.


Basic data

Area: 8 765 km2
Citizens: 2 316 000
Catholics: 558 000
Vicariates: 14
Parishes: 148
Priests: 271
Churches and chapels 1 018