Archdiocese of Katowice

Archidioecesis Katovicensis

Archidiecezja Katowicka
Cathedral in Katowice.jpg
Location
Country Poland
Ecclesiastical provinceKatowice
Statistics
Area2,400 km2 (930 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
1,520,900
1,477,900 (97.2%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of Christ the King, Katowice
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopWiktor Skworc
Auxiliary BishopsMarek Szkudło
Adam Wodarczyk
Grzegorz Olszowski
Bishops emeritusDamian Zimoń
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Katowice (Latin: Katovicen(sis)) is the Latin Metropolitan archdiocese of an ecclesiastical province in Western Poland.

Special churches

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is Archikatedra Chrystusa Króla, dedicated to Christ the King, in the city of Katowice, Śląskie.

It has several Minor basilicas :

Province

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own Archdiocese and these Suffragan bishoprics :

History

On 7 November 1922, the Holy See disentangled the Roman Catholic parishes in the Polish Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship, territorially comprising the East of formerly Austrian Cieszyn Silesia (since 1918) and formerly German East Upper Silesia (since 1922) from the then Diocese of Breslau as a permanent Apostolic Administration of Upper Silesia on 17 December the same year.

Statistics

As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,448,500 Catholics (97.4% of 1,487,500 total) on 2,400 km² in 319 parishes and 6 missions with 1,088 priests (963 diocesan, 125 religious), 1 deacon, 1,005 lay religious (189 brothers, 816 sisters) and 117 seminarians.

Archbishop Wiktor Skworc
Archbishop Wiktor Skworc

Episcopal ordinaries

(all Latin Rite)

Apostolic Administrator of Upper Silesia
Suffragan Bishops of Katowice
Metropolitan Archbishops of Katowice

See also

Sources and external links

Coordinates: 50°15′02″N 19°01′08″E / 50.25056°N 19.01889°E / 50.25056; 19.01889