Roman Catholic Diocese of Włocławek

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Diocese of Włocławek
Dioecesis Vladislaviensis
Diecezja Włocławska
Włocławek Cathedral.png
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Włocławek
Location
Country Poland
Metropolitan Gniezno
Statistics
Area 8,824 km2 (3,407 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
769,937
762,750 (99.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Katedra Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej
Marii Panny
(Cathedral of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Wiesław Mering
Metropolitan Archbishop Wojciech Polak
Auxiliary Bishops Stanisław Gębicki
Emeritus Bishops Bronisław Dembowski
Website
Website of the Diocese
Basilica of Our Lady (left) Sanktuary of the Mother of God victorious in Brdów (right)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Włocławek Latin: Vladislavien(sis), until the 20th century known as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kujawy, is a suffragan diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gniezno in westrn Poland.

Its cathedral episcopal see is a Minor Basilica: Bazylika Katedralna Wniebowzięcia NMP in the city of Włocławek, in Kujawsko-Pomorskie.
It has two more Minor Basilicas:

The diocese is currently headed by the Bishop Wiesław Mering, appointed in 2003.

History[edit]

  • We disregard the presumably merely-legendary precursor(?) Diocese of Kruszwica (966–1156)
  • Established in 1015 as Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze (i.e. Kujawy–Pomerania) / Kruszwicka (Polish) / Cuiavia–Pomerania (Curiate Italian), on territory split off from the suppressed Diocese of Kolberg (Kołobrzeg)
  • Renamed in 1148 as Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze / Cuiavia–Pomerania (Italiano) / since ca. 1124/26 called Włocławek after its see
  • Gained territory in 1633 from the Diocese of Płock
  • Renamed on 1818.06.30 as Diocese of Kujawy–Kaliska / Cuiavia–Kalisz (Italiano), having lost territories to its Metropolitan the Archdiocese of Gniezno, to Diocese of Poznań, to Diocese of Wrocław and to Diocese of Płock.
  • Renamed on 1925.10.28 after its see as Diocese of Włocławek / Wladislavia / Vladislavien(sis) (Latin adjective)
  • Lost territory on 1992.03.25 to establish the Diocese of Kalisz.
  • It enjoyed Papal visits from the Polish Pope John Paul II in June 1991 and June 1999.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 762,750 Catholics (99.1% of 769,937 total) on 8,824 km² in 232 parishes and 132 missions with 568 priests (481 diocesan, 87 religious), 452 lay religious (124 brothers, 328 sisters) and 60 seminarians.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Imported from List of bishops of Kujawy (Włocławek)
BIOS to CHECK/ELABORATE
Suffragan Bishops of Kujawy–Pomorze

(Kujawy–Pomerania, Włocławek) (1133–1818)

Suffragan Bishops of Kujawy–Kaliska
Suffragan Bishops of Włocławek

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archbishop Wawrzyniec Gembicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 2, 2016
  2. ^ "Bishop Aleksander Myszczynski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Maciej Wielicki, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Franciszek Lanczki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Balthasar Miaskowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Krzysztof Charbicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Wenceslaus Paprocki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Piotr Mieszkowski - Titular Bishop of Margarita" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  9. ^ "Bishop Valerius Wilezogerzosi" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  10. ^ "Bishop Stanisław Domaniewski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  11. ^ "Bishop Piotr Mieszkowski - Titular Bishop of Marocco o Marruecos" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  12. ^ "Bishop Andreas Albinowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  13. ^ "Bishop Wojciech Ignacy Bardziński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  14. ^ "Bishop Franciszek Antoni Kobielski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  15. ^ "Bishop Aleksander Działyński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  16. ^ "Bishop Franciszek Kanigowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  17. ^ "Bishop Jan Dembowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  18. ^ "Bishop Cyprian Kazimierz von Wolicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  19. ^ "Bishop Maciej Grzegorz Garnysz" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  20. ^ "Bishop Ludwik Stanisław Górski, Sch. P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  21. ^ "Bishop Marcin Chyczewski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  22. ^ "Bishop Feliks Łukasz Lewiński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  23. ^ "Bishop Józef Marcelin Dzięcielski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  24. ^ "Bishop Józef Joachim Goldtmann" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  25. ^ "Bishop Taddeo Łubieński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  26. ^ "Bishop Carlo Pollner" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  27. ^ "Bishop Henryk Piotr Kossowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  28. ^ "Bishop Wojciech Stanisław Owczarek" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  29. ^ "Bishop Władysław Paweł Krynicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  30. ^ "Bishop Bl. Michaël Kozal" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  31. ^ "Archbishop Kazimierz Jan Majdański" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  32. ^ "Bishop Franciszek Salezy Korszyński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  33. ^ "Bishop Jan Zareba" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  34. ^ "Bishop Czeslaw Lewandowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  35. ^ "Bishop Roman Andrzejewski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  36. ^ "Bishop Stanisław Gębicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016


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Coordinates: 52°39′39″N 19°04′04″E / 52.6608°N 19.0678°E / 52.6608; 19.0678