Roman Catholic Diocese of Łowicz

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Diocese of Łowicz
Dioecesis Lovicensis
Diecezja łowicka
Katedra w Łowiczu.PNG
Cathedral of the Assumption in Łowicz
Country Poland
Ecclesiastical province Łódż
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Łódż
Area 5,806 km2 (2,242 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
607,825 (99.7%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Katedra pw. Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny
(Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Andrzej Franciszek Dziuba
Metropolitan Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski
Auxiliary Bishops Wojciech Osial
Emeritus Bishops Alojzy Orszulik
Józef Zawitkowski
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Łowicz (Latin: Lovicen(sis)) is an diocese located in the city of Łowicz in the Ecclesiastical province of Łódż in Poland.

Its cathedral, the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas, stands as one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated November 13, 2012. This listing is maintained by the National Heritage Board of Poland.

In 2014, it became the first and for now the only one Polish diocese since a very long time where no deacon was ordinated a priest. The level of Sunday mass attendance is also lower than the Polish nation's average about 31.3% of all Catholics in the diocese, as of 2013.



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Coordinates: 52°06′25″N 19°56′33″E / 52.106832°N 19.942467°E / 52.106832; 19.942467