Stefan Cichy

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Stefan Cichy
Bishop Emeritus of Legnica,
Auxiliary Bishop of Katowice
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Ordination22 June 1963
by Bishop Herbert Bednorz
Consecration12 September 1998
Personal details
Born (1939-03-30) 30 March 1939 (age 85)
Przyszowice, Poland
MottoPer Crucem ad Lucem

Bishop Stefan Cichy is a Roman Catholic bishop emeritus of Legnica in Poland.

He was born on 30 March 1939 in Przyszowice, Poland[1] and was a survivor of the Przyszowice massacre.[2]

He was ordained a priest on 23 June 1963 and on 12 September 1998 was consecrated Bishop.[3] From 26 August 1998 until 19 March 2005 he was Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Katowice and Titular Bishop of Bonusta in Tunisia.[4] He was Bishop of Legnica from 19 March 2005 until 16 April 2014.

In 2013, a water-filled vessel appearing with a red discoloration; this followed a Christmas Day Mass at the Sanctuary of St. Hyacinth where a host fell during the distribution of communion. The priest involved during said Mass reported it to Bishop Cichy, who in 2014 sent a particle of the host to research labs in Wrocław and Szczecin. The results of the labs' investigations were presented to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in 2016, which declared it to be an eucharistic miracle.[5]

His motto is "Per Crucem ad Lucem".


  1. ^ "Biskup Stefan Cichy – Diecezja Legnicka". (in Polish). Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  2. ^ (Polish) Sebastian Hartman (2007-01-23). "Tragedia 27.01.1945r". Retrieved 2007-04-13.
  3. ^ "Diocese of Legnica, Poland". 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  4. ^ "Stefan Cichy". Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Eucharistic Miracles: Legnica, 2013 — St. Michael the Archangel". Retrieved 23 September 2021.
Religious titles
Preceded by Bishop of Legnica
Succeeded by