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His Excellency Alojzij Uran
Archbishop of Ljubljana
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Ljubljana
Appointed 25 October 2004
In Office 2004-2009
Predecessor Franc Rode
Successor Anton Stres
Ordination 29 June 1970
Consecration 6 January 1993
by John Paul II
Rank Metropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1945-01-22)January 22, 1945
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
(Present day Slovenia)
Died April 11, 2020(2020-04-11) (aged 75)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nationality Slovenia Slovenian
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Ljubljana (1992-2004)
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Alojz Uran or Alojzij Uran (22 January 1945 – 11 April 2020) was a Slovenian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, who served as Archbishop of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, from 4 December 2004 till 28 November 2009, when he resigned due to health problems. Appointed to succeed him was the coadjutor archbishop of Maribor, Anton Stres, C.M.


Born in Ljubljana, Alojz Uran was ordained to the priesthood on 29 June 1970, at the age of 25.

On 16 December 1992, Uran was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Ljubljana and Titular Bishop of Abula. He received his episcopal consecration on 6 January 1993 from Pope John Paul II, with Archbishops Giovanni Battista Re and Justin Rigali serving as co-consecrators.

Uran was later named Archbishop of Ljubljana on 25 October 2004. He succeeded Archbishop Franc Rodé, CM, who became Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. His installation took place on the following 4 December.

Uran resigned in November 2009 due to health issues. In early 2020, he underwent two cardiac surgeries and had pulmonary embolism. He died on 11 April 2020 and was buried in Ljubljana Cathedral.

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