Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz
The Archdiocese of Vaduz (Latin Archidioecesis Vadutiensis ) extends geographically to the territory of the Principality of Liechtenstein, it is thus one of the smallest archdioceses of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Archdiocese of Vaduz was built on 2 December 1997 by Pope John Paul II with the Apostolic Constitution Ad satius consulendum. Previously the area as a deanery Liechtenstein was a part of the Diocese of Chur. The public and solemn execution took place in the Cathedral Church of St. Florin collected from Vaduz on 21 December 1997. The archdiocese is directly subordinate to the Holy See and does not belong to the Episcopal Conference. The foundation of the Archdiocese allowed, a native of Liechtenstein bishop of Chur, Wolfgang Haas, who was controversial in his diocese to move to the nearby Vaduz.
The main patron of the archdiocese is the holy Virgin and Mother of God, under the title of the Nativity of Mary (September 8 ). In addition to the cartridge are the holy martyrs Lucius and the Holy Florinus.
The Archdiocese of Vaduz consists of twelve parishes:
The residence of the Archbishop, the Archbishop's office and the secretariat are located in the convent of the Sisters of the Precious Blood (SPPS ) in Schellenberg. The Archbishop's Vicar General, however, is located in Vaduz.