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Catholic Church

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Republic of Poland (Poland)

Poland

Also known as: Polen (Deutsch), Polonia (español, Italiano, latine), la Pologne (français), Polska (polski), Polónia (Português), 波蘭 (正體中文), ポーランド (日本語)

Continent: East Europe

Capital: Warsaw

Population: 38,346,279

Area: 304,465 km²

Patron Saints: Mary Queen of Poland, St. Stanislaw, St. Adalbert, St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Andrew Bobola

Religions: Catholic 87.2% (includes Roman Catholic 86.9% and Greek Catholic, Armenian Catholic, and Byzantine-Slavic Catholic .3%), Orthodox 1.3% (almost all are Polish Autocephalous Orthodox), Protestant 0.4% (mainly Augsburg Evangelical and Pentacostal), other 0.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness, Buddhist, Hare Krishna, Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Muslim, Jewish, Mormon), unspecified 10.8%

Languages: Polish (official) 96.2%, Polish and non-Polish 2%, non-Polish 0.5%, unspecified 1.3%

Motto: Bóg, Honor, Ojczyzna (Polish) (God, Honour, Fatherland)

Neighbouring Countries: Czechia Czechia, ← Germany Germany, ↑ Sweden Sweden, ↑ Russia Russia, ↗ Lithuania Lithuania, → Belarus Belarus, ↘ Ukraine Ukraine, ↓ Slovakia Slovakia


Circumscriptions (45): Metr. Archdioceses (15), Dioceses (28), Ordinariates (1), Military Ordinariates (1)


Roman Rite (42): Białystok, Bielsko–Żywiec, Bydgoszcz, Częstochowa, Drohiczyn, Elbląg, Ełk, Gdańsk, Gliwice, Gniezno, Kalisz, Katowice, Kielce, Koszalin–Kołobrzeg, Kraków, Legnica, Łódź, Łomża, Łowicz, Lublin, Opole, Ordynariat Polowy Wojska Polskiego, Pelplin, Płock, Poznań, Przemyśl, Radom, Rzeszów, Sandomierz, Siedlce, Sosnowiec, Świdnica, Szczecin–Kamień, Tarnów, Toruń, Warmia, Warszawa, Warszawa-Praga, Włocławek, Wrocław, Zamość–Lubaczów, Zielona Góra–Gorzów

Ukrainian Church (2): Przemyśl–Warszawa, Wrocław–Gdańsk

Eastern Rite without proper Ordinary (1): Ordynariat dla wiernych obrządku wschodniego


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (4 electors/5 total): Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz (78)Dziwisz (78), Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski (77)Grocholewski (77), Cardinal Henryk Roman Gulbinowicz (93)Gulbinowicz (93), Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz (67)Nycz (67), Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko (71)Ryłko (71) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (71), Basilicas Basilicas (145), National Shrines National Shrines (6), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (29)

Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Poland Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio (64)

Conference of Bishops: Konferencja Episkopatu Polski Link Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki (67)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europææ (COM.E.C.E.) Link Cardinal Reinhard Marx (63)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consilium Conferentiarum Episcopalium Europæ (C.C.E.E.) Link Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco (74)


as of 2017.06.29

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