Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Poznań

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Archdiocese of Poznań
Archidioecesis Posnaniensis
Archidiecezja Poznańska
Katedra Poznan front.jpg
Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Poznań
Location
Country Poland
Statistics
Area 9,700 km2 (3,700 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,598,630
1,537,630 (96.2%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Bazylika Katedralna pw. św. Piotra i Pawła
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki
Auxiliary Bishops Grzegorz Balcerek
Damian Bryl
Emeritus Bishops Juliusz Paetz
Zdzisław Fortuniak[1]
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Poznań (Latin: Posnanien(sis)) is one of 14 archdioceses located in Poland, with the seat located in Poznań.

History[edit]

  • 968: Established as Missionary Diocese of Poland with seat in Poznań subordinated directly to the Holy See
  • 1000: Transformed to Diocese of Poznań subordinated directly to the Holy See
  • 11th-12th century: Subordination of Diocese of Poznań to Metropolitan Archdioecese of Gniezno as suffragan diocese
  • 16 July 1821: Raised to status of Metropolitan Archdiocese and joined with Archdiocese of Gniezno in personal union in aeque principaliter.
  • 12 November 1948: dissolution of union between Archdioceses of Poznań and Gniezno

Special churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Poznań
    • Bazylika Niepokalanego Poczęcia NMP kk. Filipinów, Gostyń (Święta Góra)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki

See also[edit]

Source[edit]

Coordinates: 52°24′40″N 16°56′54″E / 52.41111°N 16.94833°E / 52.41111; 16.94833