Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper is a diocese
A diocese is the district or see under the supervision of a bishop. It is divided into parishes.An archdiocese is more significant than a diocese. An archdiocese is presided over by an archbishop whose see may have or had importance due to size or historical significance...

 located in the city of Koper in the Ecclesiastical province
Ecclesiastical Province
An ecclesiastical province is a large jurisdiction of religious government, so named by analogy with a secular province, existing in certain hierarchical Christian churches, especially in the Catholic Church and Orthodox Churches and in the Anglican Communion...

 of Ljubljana
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana
The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ljubljana is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia. It was erected as the Diocese of Ljubljana by Pope Eugene IV on 6 December 1461 and was immediately subject to the Holy See from its creation until erected...

 in Slovenia.


  • October 17, 1977: Established as Diocese of Koper from the Diocese of Trieste–Koper, Italy
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Special churches

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Romarska cerkev (bazilika) Marijinega vnebovzetja, Solkan
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       (Sveta Gora)


  • Bishop
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    s of Koper (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Bishop Metod Pirih (since 1987.04.16)
    • Bishop Janez Jenko (1977.10.17 – 1987.04.15)


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