Military Ordinariate of Poland

Ordynariat Polowy Wojska Polskiego
Katedra Polowa Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie.jpg
Church of Our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown
Location
CountryPoland
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established5 February 1919[1] (103 years ago)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJózef Guzdek

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.

History

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.[citation needed]

Office holders

Military Vicariate

Military Ordinariate

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej - Portal Gov.pl".

Coordinates: 52°14′29″N 21°00′54″E / 52.24139°N 21.01500°E / 52.24139; 21.01500