Bishops

"In order that the full and living Gospel might always be preserved in the Church the apostles left bishops as their successors. They gave them their own position of teaching authority."

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 77)

 

"The individual bishops are the visible source and foundation of unity in their own particular Churches. As such, they exercise their pastoral office over the portion of the People of God assigned to them, assisted by priests and deacons. But, as a member of the episcopal college, each bishop shares in the concern for all the Churches. The bishops exercise this care first by ruling well their own Churches as portions of the universal Church, and so contributing to the welfare of the whole Mystical Body, which, from another point of view, is a corporate body of Churches."

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 886)

 

Bishop (from Greek epi-skopos, "supervisor") is a successor of the apostles and is given the sacrament of orders in full. By the episcopal ordination, bishop accepts the mission to sanctify, teach, and govern the people of God which is his diocese.

 

Bishop can be:

1. Diocesan, who is entrusted the care of the people of particular diocese:

     a) Resident Bishop, if he is a subject to metropolitan and his diocese is a part of some Church province,

     b) Exempt Bishop, if he doesn't belong to any province and is a subject to the Holy See.

 

2. Titular:

     a) Coadjutor Bishop, who possesses a right of succession,

     b) Auxiliary Bishop, who can or needn't have any special privileges.

 

3. Emeritus, if he lost his office by virtue of age or accepted resignation.


Czech bishops

Mons. Jan Baxant
cardinal Dominik Duka OP
Mons. ThLic. Tomáš Holub, Th.D.
Mons. Josef Kajnek
Mons. Václav Malý
Mons. Pavel Posád
Mons. JUDr. Ing. Jan Vokál
Mons. ThDr. Vlastimil Kročil, Ph.D.

Moravian Bishops

Mons. ThLic. Vojtěch Cikrle
Mons. Jan Graubner
Mons. Ing. Mgr. Pavel Konzbul, Dr.
Mons. František Václav Lobkowicz OPraem
Mons. Josef Nuzík
Mons. Antonín Basler

Greek-Catholic bishops

Mons. ThDr. RNDr. Ladislav Hučko CSc.

Emeriti

Mons. ThDr. Petr Esterka
    • Position:Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Brno

Mons. Karel Herbst SDB
Mons. Josef Hrdlička
Mons. Ján Eugen Kočiš
  • Position:Bishop emeritus of Apostolic Exarchate
Mons. František Radkovský