Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce

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Diocese of Kielce

Dioecesis Kielcensis
Katedra Kielce 01 ssj 20060513.jpg
Assumption Cathedral in Kielce
Location
Country Poland
MetropolitanKraków
Statistics
Area8,319 km2 (3,212 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
813,525
768,743 (94.5%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralBazylika Katedralna Wniebowzięcia
Najświętszej Marii Panny
(Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJan Piotrowski
Auxiliary Bishops
  • Marian Florczyk[1]
  • Andrzej Kaleta

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce (Latin: Kielcen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Kielce in the Ecclesiastical province of Kraków in Poland.

History[edit]

  • 1805: Established as Diocese of Kielce from the Diocese of Kraków
  • 1818: Suppressed
  • December 28, 1882: Restored as Diocese of Kielce

Special churches[edit]

Bazylika Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wiślica
  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Bazylika Grobu Bożego, Miechów
    • Bazylika Matki Bożej Anielskiej, Dąbrowie Górniczej
    • Bazylika Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wiślica
      (Basilica of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary )

Leadership[edit]

Reports of Sexual Abuse[edit]

In May 2019, a documentary was released featuring a priest identified as Jan A., who served the Diocese in the town Topola, confess to molesting young girls.[2] Officials in the Diocese had previously investigated claims made against Jan A. and sent collected evidence to the Vatican in January 2019.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 11.11.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/poland-shaken-by-documentary-about-pedophile-priests/2019/05/13/b888bc8a-7567-11e9-a7bf-c8a43b84ee31_story.html

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 50°52′08″N 20°37′43″E / 50.8689°N 20.6287°E / 50.8689; 20.6287