Roman Catholic Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg

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Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg
Dioecesis Coslinensis-Colubreganus
Diecezja Koszalińsko-Kołobrzeska
Koszalin katedra (01).jpg
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Koszalin
Location
Country Poland
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień
Metropolitan Szczecin-Kamień
Statistics
Area 14,640 km2 (5,650 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
913,000
833,000 (91.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 28 June 1972
Cathedral Katedra pw. Niepokalanego Poczęcia
Najświętszej Maryi Panny in Koszalin
Co-cathedral Bazylika Konkatedralna Wniebowzięcia
Najświętszej Maryi Panny in Kołobrzegu
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Edward Dajczak
Metropolitan Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga
Auxiliary Bishops Krzysztof Zadarko
Krzysztof Stefan Włodarczyk
Emeritus Bishops Tadeusz Werno (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus), Paweł Cieślik (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg (Latin: Coslinen(sis) – Colubregan(us)) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień in northwestern Poland.

It has its cathedral episcopal see is the Katedra Niepokalanego Poczęcia NMP, in Koszalin, as well as a Co-Cathedral, which is the Minor Basilica: Bazylika Konkatedralna Wniebowzięcia NMP, in Kołobrzeg, both in Zachodniopomorskie, and a former Cathedral: Katedra Świętej Rodziny Katedra Świętej Rodziny, in Piła, in Wielkopolskie. [1]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 822,058 Catholics (90.0% of 912,929 total) on 14,640 km² in 220 parishes with 574 priests (439 diocesan, 135 religious), 367 lay religious (142 brothers, 225 sisters) and 53 seminarians. [1]

According to the Polish Institute of the Catholic Church Statistics, weekly mass attendance was 25% in 2013 making the diocese the second least devoutly religious one in Poland after the Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień.

Precursor bishopric of Kolberg[edit]

Co-Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Kołobrzeg

In 1000 a Diocese of Kolberg (German name) was established at present Kołobrzeg (present Polish), one of several German cities in Pomerania.

In 1015 it was however suppressed, its territory being reassigned partly to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno (from 1145 however signed over to the exempt Diocese of Kammin, and partly to establish the Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze (which would merge into aforementioned Gnesen).

Only one residential bishop of Kolberg is recorded :

History[edit]

[1]

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite) [1]

Suffragan Bishops of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg

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References[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°11′22″N 16°10′49″E / 54.1895°N 16.1804°E / 54.1895; 16.1804