Dr. Udvardy György

Jesus Christus est Dominus / Jézus Krisztus az Úr

Born in Balassagyarmat on 14 May 1960.  He was ordained priest on 15 June 1985 in Esztergom. From 1985 he was chaplain in Érsekvadkert, and from 1988 to 1990 he was parish priest in Csitar. From 1990 to 1993 he studied in Rome. From 1993 to 2003 he was a supervisor of religious education. Between 1997 and 2004 he was a lecturer at the Correspondence Faculty of the Theology Department of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, and from 1998 to 2004 he was an associate professor at the Faculty of Theology of the Hungarian Catholic University of Pázmány. In the meantime he was the episcopal deputy of the Social-Educational-Cultural Department. From 2000 he was a teacher at the Esztergom Theological College, from 2004 he was the chairman of the National Committee for the Doctrine of the Faith. Since 2003 he has been Archbishop General and Trustee of the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest. On 24 January 2004 he was appointed Bishop of Marazanae and Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest by Pope John Paul II. On 21 February 2004 he was consecrated Bishop of Esztergom. On 9 April 2011 he was appointed Bishop of Pécs by Pope Benedict XVI. His ordination took place on 25 April, Easter Monday. He is the 82nd bishop of the diocese. On 12 July 2019, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Veszprém, following the retirement of Gyula Márfi. He was inaugurated as Archbishop on 31 August 2019 in the Basilica of St. Michael in Veszprém. He led the Diocese of Pécs as Apostolic Governor until 6 January 2021.

Priestly motto: "Jesus Christus est Dominus / Jézus Krisztus az Úr."

Our history

The Archdiocese of Veszprém is one of the twelve Roman Catholic dioceses in Hungary. It was founded by King St. Stephen, one of the first bishoprics of Hungary, and its tradition and culture date back to ancient times. In 2020, our Archbishop, Archbishop György Udvardy, chose the inscription on the stone tablet of the Gizella Chapel as the diocese's motto: "The faith of our ancestors is the hope of the future".

This motto is a creed and an action programme. It is a creed, because for a thousand years the Church has been proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it is a programme of action, because the built, cultural and sacred values created by our ancestors oblige us to preserve and hand them down to future generations.


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