Wigry, Suwałki County

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Skyline of Wigry
Wigry is located in Poland
Coordinates: 54°4′N 23°5′E / 54.067°N 23.083°E / 54.067; 23.083
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Suwałki County
Gmina Gmina Suwałki
Population 30

Wigry [ˈviɡrɨ] is a small village in the administrative district of Gmina Suwałki, within Suwałki County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland, [1] a short-lived former Roman Catholic bishopric and presently a Latin Catholic titular see.


It lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) east of Suwałki and 106 km (66 mi) north of the regional capital Białystok.

The village has a population of 30.

Ecclesiastical history[edit]

It was established on 25 March 1798, under Napoleontic rule, as Diocese of Wigry, on Polish territories split off from the then dioceses of Žemaitija (now Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kaunas), Vilnius (now also Metropolitan Archdiocese) and former Luck (merged).

It was suppressed on 30 June 1818, after only two incumbents, its territory being assigned to establish the Sejny, to which its last incumbent was appointed.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Wigry
  • Michal Franciszek Karpowicz, Vincentians (C.M.) (1799.03.28 – death 1803.11.05)
  • Jan Klemens Gołaszewski (1805.06.26 – 1818.06.30), later first Bishop of Sejny (1818.06.30 – 1820.03.08).

Titular see[edit]

It was nominally restored in October 2014 as a Latin Catholic titular bishopric.

So far it has had a single incumbent, of the lowest (episcopal) rank :


Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°04′N 23°05′E / 54.067°N 23.083°E / 54.067; 23.083