Mgr Tamás Tóth

Mgr Tamás Tóth
General Secretary of the HCBC

Place and time of birth:
Kecskemét, 18 February 1976
Place and time of ordination:
Kalocsa, 29 June 2002

He finished Ferenc Kiss Forestry Vocational Training School of Szeged in 1994. He studied theology in Veszprém and Szeged as a seminarist of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kalocsa–Kecskemét, then later in Rome as a student of the Collegium Germanicum et Hungaricum

2001: Pontifical Gregorian University, Faculty of Theology, diploma in theology (bac. theol. - MA)
2006: Pontifical Gregorian University, Faculty of Church History, doctorate in church history (dr. hist. eccl.)
2007: University of Szeged, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, nostrification (history, PhD)
2021: University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, habilitated doctor (historical sciences, Dr. habil.)
2022: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Institute of Canon Law “ad instar facultatis”, licentiate in Canon Law (lic. iur. can.)

Service locations:
2004-2007: Chaplain at Kiskunfélegyháza
2007: Chaplain at Soltvadkert
2007-2011: Secretary of the apostolic nuncio in Budapest
2011-2018: He was the rector of the Hungarian Pontifical Ecclesiastical Institute in Rome and he was the procuratore of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Rome
Since August 1, 2018, he has been the general secretary of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference

Other assignments:
Since 2004, he has been teaching courses at Ferenc Gál University in Szeged
2007-2008: He was a curate in Tiszakécske
2008-2011: He was a curate in Kecskemét
2011-2018: Ecclesiastical Counsellor to the Hungarian Embassy to the Holy See
2019-2022: He was the consultor of the Pontifical Council for Culture
Since August 1, 2018, he has been a curate at the Holy Family Parish of Kecskemét
Since May 18, 2019, he has been the ad nutum Sanctae Sedis pontifical assistant for the Congregation of the School Sisters of Our Lady of Kalocsa
Since May 20, 2021 chaplain of the Order of Malta

Church historian, privy professor, college professor, full member of the St. Stephen's Academy of Sciences and author of several books and publications in Hungarian and foreign languages

In 2012, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, in 2020 Officer of the Hungarian Order of Merit, and in 2013 he was granted the title of Chaplain of His Holiness, and in 2021 he was awarded the title of the titular abbot of Bátmonostor of the Holy Spirit