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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Katowice

Poland Poland

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 2,400 km²

Population: 1,390,000 Catholics (95.1% of 1,461,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 322 parishes, 6 missions, 1,066 priests (959 diocesan, 107 religious), 5 deacons, 1,044 lay religious (174 brothers, 870 sisters), 98 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Gliwice, Opole

Neighbouring Dioceses: Ostrava–Opava (↙), Opole (←), Gliwice (↖), Sosnowiec (↗), Kraków (→), Bielsko–Żywiec (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Najświętszej Maryi Panny Piekarskiej (September 12), Saint Florian (May 4), Saint Barbara (December 4)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 30

Liturgical Calendar 📅

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Ostrava–Opava (↙), Opole (←), Gliwice (↖), Sosnowiec (↗), Kraków (→), Bielsko–Żywiec (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2011.10.29 – ...):Archbishop Wiktor Paweł Skworc (73)Archbishop Wiktor Paweł Skworc (73)
Auxiliary Bishop (2014.12.13 – ...):Bishop Marek Szkudło (69)Bishop Marek Szkudło (69)

Titular Bishop of Wigry

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.12.13 – ...):Bishop Adam Wodarczyk (53)Bishop Adam Wodarczyk (53)

Titular Bishop of Pomezania

Auxiliary Bishop (2018.06.13 – ...):Bishop Grzegorz Olszowski (54)Bishop Grzegorz Olszowski (54)

Titular Bishop of Rhoga

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Katowice (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Wiktor Paweł Skworc (73)Archbishop Wiktor Paweł Skworc (73)Permalink
(2011.10.29 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Katowice (Poland)

In Spiritu Sancto

Born:1948.05.19 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1973.04.19
Consecrated Bishop:1998.01.06

Bishop of Tarnów (Poland) (1997.12.13 – 2011.10.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Katowice (Poland) (2011.10.29 – ...)

Archbishop Damian Zimoń (86)Archbishop Damian Zimoń (86)Permalink
(1992.03.25 – 2011.10.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Katowice (Poland)

Prædicamus Christum Crucifixum

Born:1934.10.25 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1957.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1985.06.29

Bishop of Katowice (Poland) (1985.06.03 – 1992.03.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Katowice (Poland) (1992.03.25 – 2011.10.29)

Bishops of Katowice (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Damian Zimoń (86)Bishop Damian Zimoń (86) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1985.06.03 – 1992.03.25)

(see above)

Bishop Herbert BednorzPermalink
(1967.11.12 – 1985.06.03)

Pax hominibus bonæ voluntatis

Born:1908.09.22 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1932.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1950.12.24
Died:1989.04.12 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Bulla regia (1950.05.04 – 1967.11.12)

Coadjutor Bishop of Katowice (Poland) (1950.05.04 – 1967.11.12)

Bishop of Katowice (Poland) (1967.11.12 – 1985.06.03)

Bishop Stanisław AdamskiPermalink
(1930.09.02 – 1967.11.12)

Christus vincit regnat imperat

Born:1875.04.12 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1899.11.12
Consecrated Bishop:1930.10.26
Died:1967.11.12 († 92)

Bishop of Katowice (Poland) (1930.09.02 – 1967.11.12)

Bishop Arkadiusz LisieckiPermalink
(1926.06.24 – 1930.05.13)

Ut unum sint

Born:1880.01.12 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1904.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1926.10.24
Died:1930.05.13 († 50)

Bishop of Katowice (Poland) (1926.06.24 – 1930.05.13)

Venerable Bishop August Hlond, S.D.B. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1925.10.28 – 1926.06.24)

Da mihi animas cetera tolle

Born:1881.07.05 (Brzęczkowice, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1905.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1926.01.03
Created Cardinal:1927.06.20
Died:1948.10.22 (Warszawa, Poland † 67)

Apostolic Administrator of Upper Silesia (Poland) (1922.11.07 – 1925.10.28)

Bishop of Katowice (Poland) (1925.10.28 – 1926.06.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Poland (1926 – 1948.10.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Gniezno (Poland) (1926.06.24 – 1948.10.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Poznań (Poland) (1926.06.24 – 1948.10.22)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Pace (1927.12.22 – 1948.10.22)

Founder of Society of Christ for Polish Immigrants (1932.09.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Warszawa (Poland) (1946.06.13 – 1948.10.22)

Cardinal and religious of Salesians of Saint John Bosco (Salesians).

Apostolic Administrators of Upper Silesia (Roman Rite)

Venerable Msgr. August Hlond, S.D.B. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1922.11.07 – 1925.10.28)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.22

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