Archdiocese of Katowice
|Area||2,400 km2 (930 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2013)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Christ the King, Katowice|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Wiktor Skworc|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Marek Szkudło |
|Bishops emeritus||Damian Zimoń|
|Website of the Archdiocese|
The Archdiocese of Katowice (Latin: Katovicen(sis)) is the Latin Metropolitan archdiocese of an ecclesiastical province in Western Poland.
Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is Archikatedra Chrystusa Króla, dedicated to Christ the King, in the city of Katowice, Śląskie.
It has several Minor basilicas :
Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own Archdiocese and these Suffragan bishoprics :
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.
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.
(all Latin Rite)