Roman Catholic Diocese of Brno

Roman Catholic Diocese Of Brno

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Brno

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brno () is a diocese located in the city of Brno in the ecclesiastical province of Olomouc in the Czech Republic.


  • 1296: A collegiate (latter the cathedral) chapter established in Brno
  • 1625: A collegiate chapter established in Mikulov
  • 1777, December 5: The Diocese established from a part of the Diocese of Olomouc
  • 1780s: As a consequence of the Edict on Idle Institutions (by Joseph II) some ancient monasteries and convents abolished
  • 1783: Territory (substantially) extended
  • 1807: A seminary established
  • 1909: The first diocesan synod was held
  • 1934: The second diocesan synod was held
  • 1938-1945: Substantial southern part of the diocese (under the rule of Nazi Germany) administered separately by vicar general in Mikulov
  • 1945-1946: German population expelled from the diocese
  • 1950: The seminary abolished due to the Communist rule
  • 1950-1968: Communists prevented Bishop Karel Skoupý from tenure of office
  • 1972-1990: Sede vacante due to the Communist rule
  • 1999: Administrative reorganisation: number of deaneries reduced from 37 to 20

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Bishops of Brno

  • Matthias Franz Chorinský von Ledska (1777–1786)
  • Johann Baptist Lachenbauer, OCr (1786–1799)
  • Vinzenz Joseph Franz Sales von Schrattenbach (1800–1816)
  • Wenzel Urban von Stuffler (1817–1831)
  • Franz Anton Gindl (1831–1841)
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