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Diocese of

Ełk

Poland Poland

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 11,000 km²

Population: 432,250 Catholics (95.8% of 451,200 total) (2018)

Statistics: 152 parishes, 333 priests (292 diocesan, 41 religious), 5 deacons, 171 lay religious (42 brothers, 129 sisters), 30 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Warmia

Neighbouring Dioceses: Warmia (←), Mother of God at Moscow (↑), Vilkaviškis (↗), Grodno (→), Białystok (↘), Łomża (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Najświętszej Maryi Panny Matki Kościoła (May 31)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 19

Liturgical Calendar 📅

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Warmia (←), Mother of God at Moscow (↑), Vilkaviškis (↗), Grodno (→), Białystok (↘), Łomża (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2003.04.17 – ...):Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (67)Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (67)
Auxiliary Bishop (2019.12.12 – ...):Bishop Adrian Józef Galbas, S.A.C. (53)Bishop Adrian Józef Galbas, S.A.C. (53)

Titular Bishop of Naissus

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ełk (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (67)Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (67)Permalink
(2003.04.17 – ...)

Bishop of Ełk (Poland)

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Born:1953.08.05 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1979.04.22
Consecrated Bishop:1998.05.31

Apostolic Administrator of Novosibirsk (Russia) (1998.03.23 – 1999.05.18)

Titular Bishop of Tabunia (1998.03.23 – 2002.02.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Eastern Siberia (Russia) (1999.05.18 – 2002.02.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Yuzhno Sakhalinsk (Russia) (2000 – 2003.04.17)

Bishop of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk (Russia) (2002.02.11 – 2003.04.17)

Bishop of Ełk (Poland) (2003.04.17 – ...)

Bishop Edward Eugeniusz SamselPermalink
(2000.11.16 – 2003.01.17)

Spes unica

Born:1940.01.02 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1964.05.23
Consecrated Bishop:1982.05.30
Died:2003.01.17 († 63)

Auxiliary Bishop of Łomża (Poland) (1982.05.17 – 1992.03.25)

Titular Bishop of Montecorvino (1982.05.17 – 2000.11.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ełk (Poland) (1992.03.25 – 2000.11.16)

Bishop of Ełk (Poland) (2000.11.16 – 2003.01.17)

Bishop Wojciech Ziemba (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1992.03.25 – 2000.11.16)

Dives Deus in misericordia

Born:1941.10.15 (Wampierzów, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1967.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1982.07.04
Died:2021.04.21 (Olsztyn, Poland † 79)

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)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.01

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