Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Warsaw

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For the Lutheran diocese, see Lutheran Diocese of Warsaw.
Archiocese of Warsaw
Archidioecesis Varsaviensis
Archidiecezja Warszawska
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St. John's Cathedral after the post-war reconstruction
Location
Country Poland
Statistics
Area 3,350 km2 (1,290 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,540,000
1,426,000 (92.6%)
Parishes 210
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite (or Roman Rite)
Established 16 October 1798
(As Diocese of Warszawa)30 June 1818
(Archdiocese of Warsaw)
Cathedral St. John's Cathedral, Warsaw
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz
Auxiliary Bishops Józef Górzyński
Piotr Jarecki
Rafał Markowski
Emeritus Bishops Marian Duś, (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus)
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Warsaw is a Catholic ecclesiastical territory or diocese in Poland encompassing the Polish capital. It was erected on October 16, 1798. It was elevated to an Archdiocese on June 30, 1813.

A Metropolitan See, its suffragan dioceses are the Roman Catholic Diocese of Płock and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Warszawa-Praga. According to the church statistics 30.4 % of the dioceses population attended a church weekly. This is higher than in 2012 (29.8%) however that doesn't mean that church attendance isn't declining at all there.

Archbishop of Warsaw[edit]

The current Archbishop, Kazimierz Nycz, formerly Bishop of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg, Poland, was named on 3 March 2007. Following the abrupt resignation of Archbishop Stanisław Wielgus in January, Józef Cardinal Glemp had been named its Apostolic Administrator.

Also see List of bishops and archbishops of Warsaw

References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°13′56″N 21°00′30″E / 51.23222°N 21.00833°E / 51.23222; 21.00833