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Diocese of

Vilkaviškis

Lithuania Lithuania

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 6,280 km²

Population: 331,154 Catholics (97.6% of 339,241 total) (2014)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kaunas

Neighbouring Dioceses: Ełk (↙), Mother of God at Moscow (←), Kaunas (↗), Kaišiadorys (→), Vilnius (↘), Grodno (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 106 parishes, 37 missions, 122 priests (117 diocesan, 5 religious), 92 lay religious (6 brothers, 86 sisters), 3 seminarians (2014)

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History


Special Churches

Ełk (↙), Mother of God at Moscow (←), Kaunas (↗), Kaišiadorys (→), Vilnius (↘), Grodno (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2002.01.05 – ...):Bishop Rimantas Norvila (58)Bishop Rimantas Norvila (58)

Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences

Ordinaries

Bishops of Vilkaviškis (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rimantas Norvila (58)Bishop Rimantas Norvila (58)Permalink
(2002.01.05 – ...)

Bishop of Vilkaviškis (Lithuania)
Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences

Sperantes sumus in Deum vivum

Born:1957.12.02 (Lithuania)
Ordained Priest:1991.02.24
Consecrated Bishop:1997.06.29

Titular Bishop of Castro (1997.05.28 – 2002.01.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kaunas (Lithuania) (1997.05.28 – 2002.01.05)

Bishop of Vilkaviškis (Lithuania) (2002.01.05 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania (2011.10.26 – 2014.10.28)

Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (2016.03.04 – ...)

Bishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C. (89)Bishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C. (89)Permalink
(1991.12.24 – 2002.01.05)

Bishop emeritus of Vilkaviškis (Lithuania)

Born:1926.08.30 (Lithuania)
Ordained Priest:1949.09.25
Consecrated Bishop:1989.03.18

Titular Bishop of Tabaicara (1989.03.10 – 1991.12.24)

Apostolic Administrator of Vilkaviškis (Lithuania) (1989.03.10 – 1991.12.24)

Bishop of Vilkaviškis (Lithuania) (1991.12.24 – 2002.01.05)

Bishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C. (89)Bishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C. (89)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1989.03.10 – 1991.12.24)

Bishop Juozas Preikšas (89)Bishop Juozas Preikšas (89)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1988.04.27 – 1989.03.10)

Archbishop Liudas Povilonis, M.I.C.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1979.05.28 – 1988.04.27)

Bishop Juozas Matulaitis-LabukasPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1965 – 1979.05.28)

Bishop Vincenzo PadolskisPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1950 – 1952)

Bishop Antanas Karosas (Antoni Karaś)Permalink
(1926.04.05 – 1947.07.07)

Born:1856.02.27 (Lithuania)
Ordained Priest:1883.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1907.06.16
Died:1947.07.07 († 91)

Titular Bishop of Dorylæum (1906.11.08 – 1910.04.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Žytomyr (Ukraine) (1906.11.08 – 1910.04.07)

Bishop of Sejny (1910.04.07 – 1925.10.28)

Bishop of Vilkaviškis (Lithuania) (1926.04.05 – 1947.07.07)

Former Prelates


as of 2016.08.19

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