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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Vilnius

Lithuania Lithuania

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 9,644 km²

Population: 589,142 Catholics (70.7% of 833,427 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Kaišiadorys, Panevėžys

Neighbouring Dioceses: Vilkaviškis (↙), Kaišiadorys (←), Panevėžys (↖), Jelgava (↑), Vitebsk (↗), Grodno (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 95 parishes, 67 missions, 173 priests (137 diocesan, 36 religious), 197 lay religious (47 brothers, 150 sisters), 12 seminarians (2015)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Vilkaviškis (↙), Kaišiadorys (←), Panevėžys (↖), Jelgava (↑), Vitebsk (↗), Grodno (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.04.05 – ...):Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (57)Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (57)

President of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania

Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.02.05 – ...):Bishop Arūnas Poniškaitis (52)Bishop Arūnas Poniškaitis (52)

Titular Bishop of Sinna

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.09.29 – ...):Bishop Darius Trijonis (45)Bishop Darius Trijonis (45)

Titular Bishop of Fissiana

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Vilnius (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (57)Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (57)Permalink
(2013.04.05 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius (Lithuania)
President of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania
Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Malonė, gailestingumas ir ramybė / Gratia misericordia et pax

Born:1961.09.23 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1994.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:2010.09.04

Military Ordinary of Lithuania (Lithuania) (2010.07.02 – 2013.04.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (2013.04.05 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Lithuania (Lithuania) (2013.04.05 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania (2014.10.28 – ...)

Cardinal Audrys Juozas Bačkis (81)Cardinal Audrys Juozas Bačkis (81)Permalink
(1991.12.24 – 2013.04.05)

Cardinal-Priest of Natività di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo a Via Gallia
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Vilnius (Lithuania)

Sub tuum præsidium

Born:1937.02.01 (Lithuania)
Ordained Priest:1961.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1988.10.04
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21

Undersecretary of Council for the Public Affairs of the Church (1979 – 1988.08.05)

Titular Archbishop of Meta (1988.08.05 – 1991.12.24)

Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Netherlands (1988.08.05 – 1991.12.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1991.12.24 – 2013.04.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania (1993.10.15 – 1999.11.03)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania (1999.11.03 – 2002.09.20)

Cardinal-Priest of Natività di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo a Via Gallia (2001.02.21 [2001.05.19] – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania (2002.09.20 – 2005.09.20)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania (2005.09.20 – 2011.10.26)

Archbishop Julijonas SteponaviciusPermalink
(1989.03.10 – 1991.06.18)

Born:1911.10.18
Ordained Priest:1936.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1955.09.11
Died:1991.06.18 († 79)

Auxiliary Bishop of Panevėžys (Lithuania) (1955.05.22 – 1960)

Titular Bishop of Antarados (1955.05.22 – 1989.03.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1957.12.08 – 1989.03.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Panevėžys (Lithuania) (1960 – 1973)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1989.03.10 – 1991.06.18)

Bishop Edward KisielPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1976.05.03 – 1991.06.05)

Cardinal Henryk Roman Gulbinowicz (95)Bishop Henryk Roman Gulbinowicz (95) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1970.01.12 – 1976.01.03)

Bishop Władysław SuszyńskiPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1968.07.03 – 1968.10.27)

Bishop Adam SawickiPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1962.11.23 – 1968.05.20)

Bishop Julijonas Steponavicius (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1957.12.08 – 1989.03.10)

Bishop Kaziemiras PaltarokasPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1949.08.09 – 1957.12.08)

Archbishop Romuald JałbrzykowskiPermalink
(1926.06.24 – 1955.06.19)

Born:1876.02.07
Ordained Priest:1901.03.09
Consecrated Bishop:1918.11.30
Died:1955.06.19 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Cusæ (1918.07.29 – 1925.12.14)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sejny (1918.07.29 – 1925.12.14)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Poland (1925 – 1926)

Bishop of Łomża (Poland) (1925.12.14 – 1926.06.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1926.06.24 – 1955.06.19)

Archbishop Jan Feliks CieplakPermalink
(1925.12.14 – 1926.02.17)

Born:1857.08.17
Ordained Priest:1881.07.24
Consecrated Bishop:1908.12.07
Died:1926.02.17 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Evaria (1908.07.12 – 1919.03.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Mohilev (Belarus) (1908.07.12 – 1925.12.14)

Titular Archbishop of Acrida (1919.03.28 – 1925.12.14)

Apostolic Administrator of Mohilev (Belarus) (1923.07.05 – 1925.12.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1925.12.14 – 1926.02.17)

Bishops of Vilnius (Roman Rite)

Blessed Bishop Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevicius, M.I.C. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1918.10.23 – 1925.09.01)

Born:1871.04.13 (Lithuania)
Ordained Priest:1898.11.20
Consecrated Bishop:1918.12.01
Died:1927.01.27 († 55)

Superior General of Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Marian Fathers) (1911.07.14 – 1923.07.20)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1918.10.23 – 1925.09.01)

Titular Archbishop of Adulis (1925.09.01 – 1927.01.27)

Archbishop Eduard Baron von der RoppPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1917.07.25 – 1918.10.23)

Bishop Eduard Baron von der Ropp (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1903.11.09 – 1917.07.25)

Born:1851.12.02
Ordained Priest:1886.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1902.11.03
Died:1939.07.25 († 87)

Bishop of Tiraspol (Moldova) (1902.06.09 – 1903.11.09)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1903.11.09 – 1917.07.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1917.07.25 – 1918.10.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mohilev (Belarus) (1917.07.25 – 1939.07.25)

Bishop Stefan Aleksander ZwierowiczPermalink
(1897.08.02 – 1902.09.17)

Born:1842.12.26
Ordained Priest:1869.12.02
Consecrated Bishop:1897.11.28
Died:1908.01.04 († 65)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1897.08.02 – 1902.09.17)

Bishop of Sandomierz (Poland) (1902.09.17 – 1908.01.04)

Bishop Antoni Franciszek AudziewiczPermalink
(1889.12.30 – 1895.06.10)

Born:1834.09.21
Ordained Priest:1859.04.11
Consecrated Bishop:1890.05.07
Died:1895.06.10 († 60)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1889.12.30 – 1895.06.10)

Bishop Karol Hryniewiecki (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1883.03.15 – 1889.12.30)

Born:1841.12.13
Ordained Priest:1867.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:1883.05.07
Died:1929.04.14 († 87)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1883.03.15 – 1889.12.30)

Titular Archbishop of Perge (1891.06.19 – 1929.04.14)

Bishop Adam Stanisław Krasiński, Sch. P.Permalink
(1858.09.27 – 1883.03.15)

Born:1810.12.24
Ordained Priest:1836.05.23
Consecrated Bishop:1859.02.13
Died:1891.05.09 († 80)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1858.09.27 – 1883.03.15)

Titular Bishop of Hesbon (1883.03.15 – 1891.05.09)

Archbishop Wacław ŻylińskiPermalink
(1848.07.03 – 1856.10.27)

Born:1803.03.01
Ordained Priest:1826.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1848.12.17
Died:1863.05.05 († 60)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1848.07.03 – 1856.10.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mohilev (Belarus) ([1856.09.18] 1856.10.27 – 1863.05.05)

Bishop Andrzej Benedykt Klangiewicz (Kłągiewicz)Permalink
(1840.12.14 – 1841.12.27)

Born:1767.01.01
Ordained Priest:1799.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:1830.08.31
Died:1841.12.27 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Chrysopolis in Arabia (1830.03.15 – 1840.12.14)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1830.03.15 – 1840.12.14)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1840.12.14 – 1841.12.27)

Bishop Hieronim Stojnowski (Stroynowski)Permalink
(1814.09.26 – 1815.08.17)

Born:1752.09.20
Ordained Priest:1776.04.06
Consecrated Bishop:1808.01.19
Died:1815.08.17 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Lambaisis (1804.08.20 – 1814.09.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Lutsk and Zytomierz (Ukraine) (1804.08.20 – 1814.09.26)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1814.09.26 – 1815.08.17)

Bishop Jan Nepomucen KossakowskiPermalink
(1798.11.17 – 1808.08.26)

Born:1755.05.16
Ordained Priest:1787.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:1794.02.02
Died:1808.08.26 († 53)

Titular Bishop of Loryma (1793.09.23 – 1794.05.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Inflanty (Latvia) ([1793.06.30] 1793.09.23 – 1794.05.09)

Bishop of Inflanty (Latvia) (1794.05.09 – 1798.11.17)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) ([1798.08.09] 1798.11.17 – 1808.08.26)

Bishop Ignotas Jokūbas Masalskis (Ignacy Jakub Massalski)Permalink
(1762.03.29 – 1794.06.28)

Born:1727.07.22
Consecrated Bishop:1762.05.02
Died:1794.06.28 († 66)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) ([1762.02.13] 1762.03.29 – 1794.06.28)

Bishop Mykolas Jonas Zenkovičius (Michał Jan Zienkowicz)Permalink
(1730.10.02 – 1762.01.23)

Born:1670
Consecrated Bishop:1718.12.06
Died:1762.01.23 († 92)

Titular Bishop of Iuliopolis (1718.04.27 – 1730.10.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Žemaitija (Lithuania) (1718.04.27 – 1730.10.02)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1730.10.02 – 1762.01.23)

Bishop Karolis Petras Panceržinskis (Karol Piotr Pancerzyński)Permalink
(1724.09.11 – 1729.02.19)

Consecrated Bishop:1713
Died:1729.02.19

Titular Bishop of Hierapolis (1712.10.05 – 1721.09.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1712.10.05 – 1721.09.24)

Bishop of Smoleńsk (Russia) (1721.09.24 – 1724.09.11)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1724.09.11 – 1729.02.19)

Bishop Motiejus Juozapas Ancuta (Maciej Józef Ancuta)Permalink
(1722.10.24 – 1723.01.18)

Died:1723.01.18

Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1710.10.01 – 1717.06.14)

Titular Bishop of Mosynopolis (1710.10.01 – 1722.10.24)

Coadjutor Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1717.06.14 – 1722.10.24)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1722.10.24 – 1723.01.18)

Bishop Konstantinas Kazimieras Bžostovskis (Konstanty Kazimierz Brzostowski)Permalink
(1687.11.24 – 1722.10.24)

Born:1644
Died:1722.10.24 († 78)

Bishop of Smoleńsk (Russia) (1685.04.30 – 1687.11.24)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1687.11.24 – 1722.10.24)

Bishop Aleksandras Kotovičius (Aleksander Kotowicz)Permalink
(1685.04.09 – 1686.11.30)

Died:1686.11.30

Bishop of Smoleńsk (Russia) ([1672.06.04] 1673.02.27 – 1685.04.09)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1685.04.09 – 1686.11.30)

Bishop Mikalojus Steponas Pacas (Mikołaj Stefan Pac)Permalink
(1682.05.25 – 1684.05.08)

Ordained Priest:1673.02.02
Died:1684.05.08

Apostolic Administrator of Vilnius (Lithuania) ([1672.11.16] 1673.08.11 – 1682.05.25)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1682.05.25 – 1684.05.08)

Fr. Mikalojus Steponas Pacas (Mikołaj Stefan Pac) (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1673.08.11 – 1682.05.25)

Bishop Aleksandras Kazimieras Sapiega (Aleksander Kazimierz Sapieha)Permalink
(1667.07.18 – 1671.05.22)

Born:1624.05.13
Ordained Priest:1650.07.17
Died:1671.05.22 († 47)

Titular Bishop of Modon (1655.08.02 – 1660.01.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1655.08.02 – 1660.01.12)

Bishop of Žemaitija (Lithuania) ([1659.04.04] 1660.01.12 – 1667.07.18)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1667.07.18 – 1671.05.22)

Bishop Jurgis Bialozoras (Jerzy Baiłłozor)Permalink
(1661.11.21 – 1665.05.17)

Died:1665.05.17

Bishop of Smoleńsk (Russia) (1658.03.18 – 1661.11.21)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1661.11.21 – 1665.05.17)

Bishop Jonas Karolis Daugėla Zaviša (Jan Karol Dowgiałło Zawisza)Permalink
(1656.10.16 – 1661.03.09)

Born:1597
Consecrated Bishop:1657
Died:1661.03.09 († 64)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1656.10.16 – 1661.03.09)

Bishop Jurgis Tiškevičius (Jerzy Tyszkiewicz)Permalink
(1649.12.09 – 1656.01.17)

Born:1596
Ordained Priest:1622
Died:1656.01.17 († 60)

Titular Bishop of Modon (1627.05.17 – 1633.12.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1627.05.17 – 1633.12.19)

Bishop of Žemaitija (Lithuania) (1633.12.19 – 1649.12.09)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1649.12.09 – 1656.01.17)

Bishop Abraomas Voina (Abraham Woyna)Permalink
(1631.03.24 – 1649.04.14)

Born:1569
Died:1649.04.14 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Modon (1611.05.25 – 1626.07.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1611.05.25 – 1626.07.20)

Bishop of Žemaitija (Lithuania) (1626.07.20 – 1631.03.24)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1631.03.24 – 1649.04.14)

Bishop Eustachijus Valavičius (Eustachy Wołłowicz)Permalink
(1616.05.18 – 1630.01.19)

Born:1572
Ordained Priest:1597
Died:1630.01.19 († 58)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1616.05.18 – 1630.01.19)

Bishop Benedykt WoynaPermalink
(1600.07.31 – 1615.10.22)

Died:1615.10.22

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1600.07.31 – 1615.10.22)

Cardinal Jerzy RadziwiłłPermalink
(1579.12.31 – 1591.08.09)

Born:1556.05.31 (Lithuania)
Ordained Priest:1583.04.10
Created Cardinal:1583.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1583.12.26
Died:1600.01.21 († 43)

Coadjutor Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1574.12.17 – 1579.12.31)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1579.12.31 – 1591.08.09)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Sisto (1586.07.14 – 1600.01.21)

Bishop of Kraków (Poland) (1591.08.09 – 1600.01.21)

Bishop Walerian ProtasewiczPermalink
(1556.04.10 – 1579.12.31)

Died:1579.12.31

Bishop of Luck and Włodzimierz (Ukraine) (1549.05.27 – 1556.04.10)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1556.04.10 – 1579.12.31)

Bishop Paweł HolszańskiPermalink
(1536.03.15 – 1555.09.04)

Died:1555.09.04

Bishop of Luck and Włodzimierz (Ukraine) (1507.09.10 – 1536.03.15)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1536.03.15 – 1555.09.04)

Bishop Giovanni di LituaniaPermalink
(1519.09.23 – 1536.03.15)

Died:1538.02.18

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1519.09.23 – 1536.03.15)

Bishop of Poznań (Poland) (1536.03.15 – 1538.02.18)

Bishop Albert RadziwiłłPermalink
(1507.09.10 – 1519.04.19)

Died:1519.04.19

Bishop of Luck and Włodzimierz (Ukraine) (1502.05.30 – 1507.09.10)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1507.09.10 – 1519.04.19)

Bishop Wojciech TaborPermalink
(1492.04.01 – 1507.03.27)

Died:1507.03.27

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1492.04.01 – 1507.03.27)

Bishop AndrzejPermalink
(1481.08.27 – 1491)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1481.08.27 – 1491)

Bishop Jan ŁosowiczPermalink
(1468.05.04 – 1481)

Bishop of Luck and Włodzimierz (Ukraine) (1463.01.24 – 1468.05.04)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1468.05.04 – 1481)

Bishop Mikołaj z SołecznikPermalink
(1453.10.17 – 1467.09.29)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1453.10.17 – 1467.09.29)

Bishop Matthias di TrakaiPermalink
(1422.05.04 – 1453.05.09)

Died:1453.05.09

Bishop of Žemaitija (Lithuania) (1417.10.23 – 1422.05.04)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1422.05.04 – 1453.05.09)

Bishop Piotr KrakowczykPermalink
(1415.02.15 – 1422.12.22)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1415.02.15 – 1422.12.22)

Bishop Mikołaj GorzkowskiPermalink
(1408.01 – 1414)

Died:1414

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1408.01 – 1414)

Bishop Jakub Plichta, O.F.M.Permalink
(1399.05.05 – 1407.02.07)

Died:1407.02.07

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1399.05.05 – 1407.02.07)

Bishop Andrzej Jastrzębiec, O.F.M.Permalink
(1388.03.12 – 1398.11.14)

Died:1398.11.14

Bishop of Siret (Moldova) (1371.05.09 – 1388.03.12)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1388.03.12 – 1398.11.14)

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