Military Ordinariate of Poland
Ordynariat Polowy Wojska Polskiego
|Established||5 February 1919 (103 years ago)|
The Military Ordinariate of Poland (Polish: Ordynariat Polowy Wojska Polskiego) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the Polish Armed Forces and their families.
It was first established as a military vicariate on 5 February 1919, but was suspended in 1947. Following the fall of the communist rule in 1989, a military ordinariate was established and the first military ordinary was appointed on 21 January 1991. The Episcopal seat is located at the Field Cathedral of the Polish Army (Katedra Polowa Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw, Poland.