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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Białystok

Poland Poland

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 5,550 km²

Population: 346,231 Catholics (82.0% of 422,015 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Drohiczyn, Łomża

Neighbouring Dioceses: Drohiczyn (↙), Łomża (←), Ełk (↖), Grodno (↗), Pinsk (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 115 parishes, 27 missions, 402 priests (379 diocesan, 23 religious), 197 lay religious (30 brothers, 167 sisters), 46 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Drohiczyn (↙), Łomża (←), Ełk (↖), Grodno (↗), Pinsk (↘)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2017.04.12 – ...):Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda, S.A.C. (60)Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda, S.A.C. (60)
Auxiliary Bishop (2012.11.17 – ...):Bishop Henryk Ciereszko (62)Bishop Henryk Ciereszko (62)

Titular Bishop of Dices

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Białystok (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda, S.A.C. (60)Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda, S.A.C. (60)Permalink
(2017.04.12 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Białystok (Poland)

Oportet prædicari evangelium

Born:1957.01.29 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1983.05.08
Consecrated Bishop:2017.06.10

Undersecretary of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (2012.07.24 – 2017.04.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Białystok (Poland) (2017.04.12 – ...)

Archbishop Edward Ozorowski (76)Archbishop Edward Ozorowski (76)Permalink
(2006.10.20 – 2017.04.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Białystok (Poland)

In Eo qui confortat / W Tym, który umacnia

Born:1941.05.01 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1964.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1979.04.29

Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1979.01.31 – 1991.06.05)

Titular Bishop of Bitetto (1979.01.31 – 2006.10.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Białystok (Poland) (1991.06.05 – 2006.10.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Białystok (Poland) (2006.10.20 – 2017.04.12)

Archbishop Wojciech Ziemba (75)Archbishop Wojciech Ziemba (75)Permalink
(2000.11.16 – 2006.05.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Warmia (Poland)

Dives Deus in misericordia

Born:1941.10.15 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1967.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1982.07.04

Titular Bishop of Falerone (1982.06.19 – 1992.03.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Warmia (Poland) (1982.06.19 – 1992.03.25)

Bishop of Ełk (Poland) (1992.03.25 – 2000.11.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Białystok (Poland) (2000.11.16 – 2006.05.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Warmia (Poland) (2006.05.30 – 2016.10.15)

Archbishop Stanisław Szymecki (93)Archbishop Stanisław Szymecki (93)Permalink
(1993.05.15 – 2000.11.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Białystok (Poland)

Diliges

Born:1924.01.26 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1947.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:1981.04.12

Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (1981.03.27 – 1993.05.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Białystok (Poland) (1993.05.15 – 2000.11.16)

Bishops of Białystok (Roman Rite)

Bishop Edward KisielPermalink
(1991.06.05 – 1992.03.25)

Evangelizare misit me

Born:1918.02.24 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1943.02.14
Consecrated Bishop:1976.06.27
Died:1993.09.28 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Limata (1976.05.03 – 1991.06.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1976.05.03 – 1991.06.05)

Bishop of Białystok (Poland) (1991.06.05 – 1992.03.25)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.09.25

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