Roman Catholic Diocese of Pinsk

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Diocese of Pinsk

Dioecesis Pinskensis Latinorum

Пінскай дыяцэзіі
Location
CountryBelarus
Ecclesiastical provinceMinsk-Mohilev
MetropolitanMinsk-Mohilev
Statistics
Area72,700 km2 (28,100 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
3,110,000
50,000 (1.6%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralУнебаўзяцця Найсвяцейшай Панны Марыі
(Cathedral of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopAntoni Dziemianko
Metropolitan ArchbishopTadeusz Kondrusiewicz
Auxiliary BishopsKazimierz Wielikosielec, O.P.
Map
Location of Diocese of Pinsk in Belarus
Location of Diocese of Pinsk in Belarus

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pinsk (Latin: Pinsken(sis) Latinorum, Belarusian: Пінская) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province (which covers all Belarus) of the Metropolitan Archbishopric of Minsk-Mohilev.

Its cathedral episcopal see is a Minor basilica : Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in the city of Pinsk.

History[edit]

  • 28 October 1925: Established as Diocese of Pinsk / Пінская (Беларуская) / Pinsken(sis) Latinorum (Latin adjective), on territory split off from the then Roman Catholic Diocese of Minsk (which also provided its first incumbent by transfer)
  • Lost territory on 1991.06.05 to establish the Diocese of Drohiczyn.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 41,500 Catholics (1.3% of 3,109,000 total) on 72,700 km² in 79 parishes with 52 priests (30 diocesan, 22 religious), 76 lay religious (32 brothers, 44 sisters) and 8 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Pinsk

See also[edit]

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