Roman Catholic Diocese of Bielsko–Żywiec

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Diocese of Bielsko–Żywiec
Dioecesis Bielscensis-Zyviecensis
Location
Country Poland
Metropolitan Kraków
Coordinates 49°49′47″N 19°02′27″E / 49.82972°N 19.04083°E / 49.82972; 19.04083Coordinates: 49°49′47″N 19°02′27″E / 49.82972°N 19.04083°E / 49.82972; 19.04083
Statistics
Area 3,000 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
766,300
680,700 (88.8%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Bielsko-Biala
(Cathedral of St. Nicholas)
Co-cathedral Konkatedra pw. Narodzenia NMP in Żywiec
(Co-Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Roman Pindel[1]
Metropolitan Archbishop Stanisław Dziwisz
Auxiliary Bishops Piotr Greger
Emeritus Bishops Tadeusz Rakoczy
Janusz Zimniak
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bielsko–Żywiec (Latin: Bielscen(sis) – Żyviecen(sis)) is a diocese located in the cities of Bielsko and Żywiec in the Ecclesiastical province of Kraków in Poland.

It was established as the Diocese of Bielsko–Żywiec from the Diocese of Katowice and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kraków on 25 March 1992. In 2013 about a half of the then Catholic Church members attended church services at least once per week.

Leadership[edit]

Bishops of Bielsko–Żywiec (Roman rite)

Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Bielsko-Biala
The belltower of Żywiec cathedral

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