Czeslaw Kozon

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His Excellency

Czeslaw Kozon
Bishop of Copenhagen
Native name
Czesław Kozon
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Copenhagen
Appointed22 March 1995
Installed7 May 1995
PredecessorHans Ludvig Martensen
Ordination6 January 1979
Consecration7 May 1995
by Hans Ludvig Martensen
Personal details
Born (1951-11-17) 17 November 1951 (age 72)
Nationality Dane
MottoVeritatem in Caritate
Coat of armsKozon's coat of arms

Czeslaw Kozon (Danish pronunciation: [ˈɕeslɑw kɔˈsoːn]; Latin: Ceslaus; born 17 November 1951) is a Danish prelate of the Catholic Church who has been bishop of the Diocese of Copenhagen since 1995.


Czeslaw Kozon was born in Idestrup, Falster, Denmark, on 17 November 1951 to parents who were emigres from Communist Poland. He studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Lateran University. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Copenhagen on 6 January 1979 by Bishop Hans Ludvig Martensen. He served briefly as assistant priest at St. Ansgar's in Copenhagen and then in other parishes until he was appointed vicar general of the diocese in 1994.[1]

On 22 March 1995, Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Copenhagen.[2] He was consecrated by Bishop Martensen on 7 May 1995.[3]

On 22 March 2023, he was elected one of the vice presidents of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE).[4]

Styles of
Czeslaw Kozon
Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleMonsignor
Posthumous stylenot applicable


  1. ^ "Om Czeslaw Kozon" (in Danish). Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  2. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). Vol. LXXXVII. 1995. p. 530. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Bishop Czeslaw Kozon". Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Monsignor Mariano Crociata è il nuovo presidente della Comece". Vatican News (in Italian). 22 March 2023. Retrieved 23 March 2023.

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