Military Ordinariate of Poland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Military Ordinariate of Poland
Ordynariat Polowy Wojska Polskiego
Katedra Polowa Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie.jpg
Church of Our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown
Country Poland
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 21 January 1991 (27 years ago)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Józef Guzdek

The Military Ordinariate of Poland (Polish: Ordynariat Polowy Wojska Polskiego) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the Polish Armed Forces and their families.


It was first established as a military vicariate on 5 February 1919, but was suspended in 1947. Following the fall of the communist rule in 1989, a military ordinariate was established and the first military ordinary was appointed on 21 January 1991. The Episcopal seat is located at the Field Cathedral of the Polish Army (Katedra Polowa Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw, Poland.

Office holders[edit]

Military Vicariate[edit]

Military Ordinariate[edit]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°14′29″N 21°00′54″E / 52.24139°N 21.01500°E / 52.24139; 21.01500