Vatican – Elevation to Episcopal dignity of Azerbaijan's Apostolic Prefect Rev. Vladimír Fekete, SDB

09 December 2017

(ANS - Vatican City) - The Pope elevated Rev. Vladimír Fekete, S.D.B., Apostolic Prefect of Azerbaijan, to Episcopal dignity, assigning him the titular see of Municipa.

Rev. Vladimír Fekete, SDB, was born on 11 August 1955 in Bratislava (Slovakia). In 1979 he graduated in Mathematics and Geology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University of Bratislava.

In 1981, clandestinely, he made vows in the Salesian Society of St. John Bosco, receiving priestly ordination on 30 January 1983 in Berlin. Until the fall of the Communist regime in 1990, he continued to work as a geologist in his country.

Subsequently, he completed his Theology studies, obtaining the title of Magister at the University of Vienna (1995) and the Licentiate at the Catholic University of Lublin (1999).

He has held various positions within the Salesian Society: Vicar of the Provincial (1993-1999), Provincial of the Province of Bratislava (1999-2005), Master of Novices (2006-2009).

In 2009 he was appointed Ecclesiastical Superior of the Missio Sui Iuris of Baku. With the elevation of the Missio Sui Iuris to Apostolic Prefecture of Azerbaijan, he is its Apostolic Prefect since August 4, 2011.


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