Roman Catholic Diocese of Vilkaviškis

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Diocese of Vilkaviškis
Dioecesis Vilkaviskensis
Vyskupija Vilkaviškio
Vilkaviškis Švč Mergelės Marijos Apsilankymo katedra (Large).jpg
Vilkaviškis Cathedral
Location
Country Lithuania
Ecclesiastical province Kaunas
Metropolitan Kaunas
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
339,241
331,154 (97.6%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Švč. M. Marijos Apsilankymo katedra
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rimantas Norvila
Metropolitan Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevičius
Emeritus Bishops Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C.
Map
Location of Diocese of Vilkaviškis in Lithuania
Location of Diocese of Vilkaviškis in Lithuania
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Vilkaviškis (Latin: Vilkavisken(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Vilkaviškis in the Ecclesiastical province of Kaunas in Lithuania. It was established on April 4, 1926 from the Diocese of Łomża, Poland.

Special churches[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Vilkaviškis (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Rimantas Norvila (since 2002.01.05)
    • Bishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C. (1991.12.24 – 2002.01.05)
    • Bishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C. (Apostolic Administrator 1988.04.27 – 1991.12.24)
    • Archbishop Liudas Povilonis, M.I.C. (Apostolic Administrator 1979.05.28 – 1988.04.27)
    • Bishop Antanas Karosas (1926.04.05 – 1947.07.07)

References[edit]

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