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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Poland

Poland
DateAscendingChange
968Diocese of Poznań was established
999Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno was established (from Diocese of Poznań)
1000Diocese of Kołobrzeg was established
1000Diocese of Kraków was established (from Diocese of Poznań)
1000Diocese of Wrocław was established (from Diocese of Praha and Diocese of Meißen)
1015Diocese of Kołobrzeg was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno, and to establish Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze)
1015Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Kołobrzeg)
1075Diocese of Płock was established
1140Diocese of Wollin was established
1148Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze was renamed as Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze
1175Diocese of Wollin was renamed as Diocese of Kamień
1243.07.23Diocese of Warmia was established
1243.07.29Diocese of Chełmno was established
1243.07.29Diocese of Pomezania was established
1257.02.01Diocese of Łuków was established (from Diocese of Kraków)
1340.04Diocese of Przemyśl was established
1358Diocese of Łuków was renamed as Diocese of Chełm
1545Diocese of Kamień was suppressed
1556Titular Episcopal See of Kamień was restored
1596Diocese of Chełm–Bełz (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1601.04.19Diocese of Pomezania lost territory to Diocese of Chełmno
1609Diocese of Przemyśl (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1633Diocese of Płock lost territory to Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze
1763Diocese of Pomezania was suppressed (to Diocese of Chełmno)
1772Diocese of Chełm lost territory to Diocese of Przemyśl
1786.03.13Diocese of Tarnów was established (from Diocese of Kraków)
1788Diocese of Wrocław lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olomouc
1790.08.08Diocese of Chełm was renamed as Diocese of Chełm–Lublin (gained territory from Diocese of Kraków)
1790.08.08Diocese of Kraków lost territory to Diocese of Chełm–Lublin
1794.01.12Diocese of Poznań lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno
1798.03.06Diocese of Supraśl (Ukrainian Rite) was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kyiv–Halyč and former Diocese of Volodymyr–Brėst)
1798.03.25Diocese of Wigry was established (from Diocese of Žemaitija, Diocese of Vilnius and former Diocese of Luck)
1798.08.08Diocese of Chełm–Lublin lost territory to Diocese of Lutsk and Zytomierz
1798.10.16Diocese of Warszawa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno)
1805.06.13Diocese of Kielce was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno, Diocese of Kraków and Diocese of Chełm–Lublin)
1805.09.22Diocese of Chełm–Lublin was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Lublin)
1805.09.22Diocese of Lublin was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Chełm–Lublin)
1805.09.24Diocese of Tarnów was suppressed (to Diocese of Kraków and Diocese of Przemyśl)
1809.02.14Diocese of Supraśl (Ukrainian Rite) was suppressed (to Diocese of Chełm–Bełz and Diocese of Volodymyr–Brėst)
1818.06.30Diocese of Kielce was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Sandomierz)
1818.06.30Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze was renamed as Diocese of Kujawy–Kaliska (lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno, Diocese of Poznań, Diocese of Wrocław and Diocese of Płock)
1818.06.30Diocese of Podlachia was established (from Diocese of Lublin, Diocese of Poznań, Diocese of Lutsk and Zytomierz and Diocese of Płock)
1818.06.30Diocese of Sandomierz was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Kielce)
1818.06.30Diocese of Sejny was established (from Diocese of Płock, and from the suppressed Diocese of Wigry)
1818.06.30Diocese of Warszawa was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Warszawa
1818.06.30Diocese of Wigry was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Sejny)
1821.07.16Diocese of Chełmno lost territory to Diocese of Warmia
1821.07.16Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno lost territory to Diocese of Chełmno
1821.07.16Diocese of Kraków lost territory to Diocese of Wrocław
1821.07.16Diocese of Poznań was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Poznań (gained territory from Diocese of Wrocław)
1821.07.16Diocese of Wrocław lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Poznań
1821.09.20Diocese of Tyniec was restored (from Diocese of Kraków)
1826.04.23Diocese of Tyniec was renamed as Diocese of Tarnów
1875.03.18Diocese of Chełm–Bełz (Ukrainian Rite) was suppressed
1882.12.28Diocese of Kielce was restored (from Diocese of Sandomierz)
1919.02.05Military Vicariate of Poland was established
1920.12.10Diocese of Łódź was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Warszawa)
1921Diocese of Sejny lost territory to Diocese of Žemaitija
1922.04.21Apostolic Administration of Gdańsk was established (from Diocese of Warmia and Diocese of Chełmno)
1922.12.17Apostolic Administration of Upper Silesia was established (from Diocese of Wrocław)
1923.05.01Apostolic Administration of Tütz was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno and Diocese of Chełmno)
1925.10.28Diocese of Częstochowa was established (from Diocese of Łódź, Diocese of Wrocław and Diocese of Kielce)
1925.10.28Apostolic Administration of Upper Silesia was promoted as Diocese of Katowice
1925.10.28Diocese of Kraków was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kraków (gained territory from Diocese of Tarnów)
1925.10.28Diocese of Płock lost territory to Diocese of Łomża
1925.10.28Diocese of Sejny was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Łomża)
1925.10.28Diocese of Podlachia was renamed as Diocese of Siedlce
1925.10.28Diocese of Tarnów lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kraków
1925.10.28Diocese of Kujawy–Kaliska was renamed as Diocese of Włocławek
1925.10.28Diocese of Łomża was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Sejny, and gained territory from Diocese of Płock)
1925.12.30Apostolic Administration of Gdańsk was promoted as Diocese of Gdańsk
1930.08.13Diocese of Chełmno lost territory to Diocese of Warmia
1930.08.13Apostolic Administration of Tütz was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Schneidemühl
1930.08.13Diocese of Wrocław was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław (lost territory to establish Diocese of Berlin)
1934.02.10Apostolic Administration of Łemkowszczyzna (Ukrainian Rite) was established (from Diocese of Przemyśl)
1938Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław lost territory to Diocese of Katowice
1940.01.01Diocese of Katowice lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław
1941.02Apostolic Administration of Łemkowszczyzna (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Apostolic Exarchate of Łemkowszczyzna
1945Diocese of Przemyśl lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lviv
1945.03.15Apostolic Administration of Upper Silesia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olomouc and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław)
1945.09.01Territorial Prelature of Schneidemühl was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Piła
1947Military Vicariate of Poland was suppressed
1972.06.28Diocese of Gorzów was established (from Diocese of Berlin and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław, and from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Piła)
1972.06.28Diocese of Koszalin–Kołobrzeg was restored (from Diocese of Berlin, and from the suppressed Territorial Prelature of Piła)
1972.06.28Apostolic Administration of Upper Silesia was promoted as Diocese of Opole
1972.06.28Territorial Prelature of Piła was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Koszalin–Kołobrzeg and Diocese of Gorzów)
1972.06.28Diocese of Szczecin–Kamień was restored (from Diocese of Berlin)
1978.05.31Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Olomouc
1981Ordinariate of Poland (for Greek and Armenian Catholics) (Eastern Rite) was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Warszawa)
1981.10.03Diocese of Sandomierz was renamed as Diocese of Sandomierz–Radom
1991Apostolic Administration of Lubaczów was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lviv)
1991Military Ordinariate of Ordynariat Polowy Wojska Polskiego was restored
1991.01.16Ordinariate of Poland (for Greek and Armenian Catholics) (Eastern Rite) was renamed as Ordinariate of Ordynariat dla wiernych obrządku wschodniego
1991.01.16Apostolic Exarchate of Łemkowszczyzna (Ukrainian Rite) was suppressed (to Diocese of Przemyśl)
1991.06.05Diocese of Białystok was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vilnius)
1991.06.05Diocese of Drohiczyn was established (from Diocese of Pinsk)
1992.03.25Diocese of Białystok was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Białystok
1992.03.25Diocese of Bielsko–Żywiec was established (from Diocese of Katowice and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kraków)
1992.03.25Diocese of Częstochowa was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Częstochowa (lost territory to establish Diocese of Gliwice, Diocese of Kalisz and Diocese of Sosnowiec)
1992.03.25Diocese of Elbląg was established (from Diocese of Gdańsk, Diocese of Warmia and Diocese of Chełmno)
1992.03.25Diocese of Ełk was established (from Diocese of Warmia and Diocese of Łomża)
1992.03.25Diocese of Gdańsk was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gdańsk (gained territory from Diocese of Chełmno, and lost territory to establish Diocese of Elbląg)
1992.03.25Diocese of Gliwice was established (from Diocese of Częstochowa, Diocese of Katowice and Diocese of Opole)
1992.03.25Diocese of Kalisz was established (from Diocese of Częstochowa, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Poznań, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław, Diocese of Opole and Diocese of Włocławek)
1992.03.25Diocese of Katowice was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Katowice (lost territory to establish Diocese of Bielsko–Żywiec and Diocese of Gliwice)
1992.03.25Diocese of Legnica was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław)
1992.03.25Diocese of Lublin was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lublin (lost territory to Diocese of Zamość–Lubaczów, and exchanged territory with Diocese of Sandomierz–Radom)
1992.03.25Diocese of Chełmno was renamed as Diocese of Pelplin (lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gdańsk, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno and Diocese of Koszalin–Kołobrzeg, and lost territory to establish Diocese of Elbląg and Diocese of Toruń)
1992.03.25Diocese of Przemyśl was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Przemyśl (lost territory to establish Diocese of Rzeszów)
1992.03.25Diocese of Płock lost territory to Diocese of Łomża
1992.03.25Diocese of Radom was established (from Diocese of Sandomierz–Radom)
1992.03.25Diocese of Rzeszów was established (from Diocese of Przemyśl and Diocese of Tarnów)
1992.03.25Diocese of Sandomierz–Radom was renamed as Diocese of Sandomierz (lost territory to establish Diocese of Radom, and exchanged territory with Diocese of Lublin)
1992.03.25Diocese of Sosnowiec was established (from Diocese of Częstochowa, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kraków and Diocese of Kielce)
1992.03.25Diocese of Szczecin–Kamień was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Szczecin–Kamień
1992.03.25Diocese of Toruń was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno and Diocese of Chełmno)
1992.03.25Diocese of Warmia was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Warmia (lost territory to Apostolic Administration of European Russia, and lost territory to establish Diocese of Elbląg and Diocese of Ełk)
1992.03.25Diocese of Warszawa-Praga was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Warszawa and Diocese of Płock)
1992.03.25Apostolic Administration of Lubaczów was promoted as Diocese of Zamość–Lubaczów (gained territory from Diocese of Lublin)
1992.03.25Diocese of Gorzów was renamed as Diocese of Zielona Góra–Gorzów
1992.03.25Diocese of Łowicz was established (from Diocese of Łódź, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Warszawa and Diocese of Płock)
1992.03.25Diocese of Łódź was promoted as Archdiocese of Łódź (lost territory to establish Diocese of Łowicz)
1996.05.24Diocese of Przemyśl (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Przemyśl–Warszawa
1996.06.01Diocese of Wrocław–Gdańsk (Ukrainian Rite) was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Przemyśl–Warszawa)
2004.02.24Diocese of Bydgoszcz was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno, Diocese of Koszalin–Kołobrzeg and Diocese of Pelplin)
2004.02.24Archdiocese of Łódź was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Łódź
2004.02.24Diocese of Świdnica was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław and Diocese of Legnica)
2009.01Titular Episcopal See of Chełm was restored
2009.01Titular Episcopal See of Sejny was restored
2014.10Titular Episcopal See of Pomezania was restored
2014.10Titular Episcopal See of Wigry was restored

as of 2019.07.30

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