Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Warsaw

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Archiocese of Warsaw
Archidioecesis Varsaviensis
Archidiecezja Warszawska
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St. John's Cathedral after the post-war reconstruction
Country Poland
Area 3,350 km2 (1,290 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
Steady 1,540,000
Decrease 1,425,000 (Decrease 92.5%)
Parishes 210
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 Piotr Jarecki
Rafał Markowski
Michał Janocha
Emeritus Bishops Marian Duś, (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus)
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 in 2013. This is higher than a year earlier (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.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

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