Diocese of Kielce

Dioecesis Kielcensis

Diecezja kielecka
Kielce-Kirche-5.jpg
Location
Country Poland
MetropolitanKraków
Statistics
Area8,319 km2 (3,212 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
813,525
768,743 (94.5%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralBazylika Katedralna Wniebowzięcia
Najświętszej Marii Panny
(Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJan Piotrowski
Auxiliary Bishops
  • Marian Florczyk[1]
  • Andrzej Kaleta
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce location map.svg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce (Latin: Kielcen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Kielce in the Ecclesiastical province of Kraków in Poland.

Its Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kielce is listed as a Historic Monument of Poland.[2]

History

Special churches

Bazylika Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wiślica
Bazylika Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wiślica

Bishops

Auxiliary Bishops

Other priest of this diocese who became bishop

Reports of Sexual Abuse

In May 2019, a documentary called Tell No One was released featuring a priest identified as Jan A., who served the Diocese in the town Topola, who confessed to molesting young girls.[3] Officials in the Diocese had previously investigated claims made against Jan A. and sent collected evidence to the Vatican in January 2019.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 11.11.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ Rozporządzenie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 22 listopada 2017 r. w sprawie uznania za pomnik historii "Kielce - dawny pałac biskupów i katedra", Dz. U. z 2017 r. poz. 2275
  3. ^ a b Vanessa, Gera (2019-05-13). "Documentary about pedophile priests shakes up Poland". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2019-05-16. Retrieved 2019-05-19.

Sources

Coordinates: 50°52′08″N 20°37′43″E / 50.8689°N 20.6287°E / 50.8689; 20.6287