On February 22, 2020 in Gyulafehérvár/Alba Iulia Gergely Kovács was ordained archbishop of the Catholic archdiocese in Transylvania.
Approximately 50 bishops participated at the ceremony in St. Michael’s Cathedral, with thousands of congregants outside the cathedral.
After the Holy Mass, clerics and lay people greeted the new archbishop. In his greeting letter Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said „whoever is on watch must stay alert and work twice as hard.” According to Mr. Orbán a
new archbishop being ordained for the archdiocese in a year dedicated to national cohesion is a “milestone”.
Archbichop Kovács is best known for being the postulator in the beatification process for Áron Márton, who was a Bishop of Alba Iulia. Furthermore, His service in Rome offered him a unique insight into the culture and life of Central European nations.