Diocese of Sandomierz

Dioecesis Sandomiriensis

Diecezja Sandomierska
Sandomierz Katedra1.jpg
Location
CountryPoland
Ecclesiastical provinceLublin
MetropolitanLublin
Statistics
Area7,850 km2 (3,030 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
683,597
638,712 (93.4%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralBazylika Katedralna pw. Narodzenia
Najświętszej Maryi Panny

(Cathedral Basilica of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Co-cathedralBazylika Mniejsza Konkatedra pod wezwaniem
Matki Bożej Królowej Polski in Stalowa Wola
(Co-Cathedral Basilica of Mary Queen of Poland)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopKrzysztof Nitkiewicz
Metropolitan ArchbishopStanisław Budzik
Bishops emeritusEdward Marian Frankowski
Website
Website of the Diocese
Map of Roman Catholic Diocese of Sandomierz
Map of Roman Catholic Diocese of Sandomierz

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sandomierz (Latin: Sandomirien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Sandomierz in the Ecclesiastical province of Lublin in Poland.

History

The Diocese of Sandomierz was created on 30 June 1818 by Pope Pius VII in accordance with the Bull Ex imposita nobis.[1] In 1981, its name was changed to the Diocese of Sandomierz-Radom[1] but on 25 March 1992 the diocese of Radom was split off as part of a reorganization of the church in Poland by Pope John Paul II which added to Sandomierz 7 deaneries from Przemysl, two from Lublin and one from Tarnow.[1]

Leadership

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "History of the Diocese". Diocese of Sandomierz.

Coordinates: 50°40′36″N 21°44′59″E / 50.6766°N 21.7496°E / 50.6766; 21.7496