Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Katowice

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Archdiocese of Katowice
Archidioecesis Katovicensis
Archidiecezja Katowicka
Cathedral in Katowice.jpg
Location
Country Poland
Ecclesiastical province Katowice
Statistics
Area 2,400 km2 (930 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,685,000
1,640,000 (97.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of Christ the King, Katowice
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Wiktor Skworc
Emeritus Bishops Damian Zimoń, Gerard Bernacki
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Katowice (Latin: Katovicen(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Katowice in Poland.

History[edit]

On 7 November 1922 the Holy See disentangled the Roman Catholic parishes in the Polish Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship, territorially comprising the East of formerly Austrian Cieszyn Silesia (since 1918) and formerly German East Upper Silesia (since 1922) from the Diocese of Breslau and subordinated them to an Apostolic Administrator on 17 December the same year. On 28 October 1925 Pope Pius XI elevated that apostolic administration to the new diocese of Katowice with Bishop August Hlond, then a suffragan of Kraków, by the papal Bull Vixdum Poloniae Unitas.

  • March 25, 1992: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Katowice

Special churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilicas
    • Bazylika Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny (Sanktuarium Matki Bożej Uśmiechniętej), Pszów
    • Bazylika NMP i św. Bartłomieja Apostoła (Sanktuarium Matki Sprawiedliwości i Miłości Społecznej), Piekary Śląskie
    • Bazylika św. Antoniego Padewskiego, Rybnik
    • Bazylika św. Ludwika Króla i Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny, Katowice
Archbishop Wiktor Skworc

Leadership[edit]

Bishops of Katowice (Latin Rite)

Archbishops of Katowice (Latin Rite)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 50°15′02″N 19°01′08″E / 50.25056°N 19.01889°E / 50.25056; 19.01889