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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Vilnius

Lithuania Lithuania

Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 9,644 km²

Population: 620,451 Catholics (77.4% of 801,692 total) (2018)

Statistics: 97 parishes, 68 missions, 168 priests (134 diocesan, 34 religious), 205 lay religious (53 brothers, 152 sisters), 5 seminarians (2018)

Suffragan Sees: Kaišiadorys, Panevėžys

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

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (117)

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

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.04.05 – ...):Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (59)Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (59)

President of Episcopal Conference of Lithuania

Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.02.05 – ...):Bishop Arūnas Poniškaitis (54)Bishop Arūnas Poniškaitis (54)

Titular Bishop of Sinna

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.09.29 – ...):Bishop Darius Trijonis (48)Bishop Darius Trijonis (48)

Titular Bishop of Fissiana

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Vilnius (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (59)Archbishop Gintaras Linas Grušas (59)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 (Washington, DC, 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 (84)Cardinal Audrys Juozas Bačkis (84)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 (Kaunas, 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)

Bishop Henryk Roman Gulbinowicz (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)

General Secretary 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)

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

Born:1871.04.13 (Marijampolė, Lithuania)
Ordained Priest:1898.11.20
Consecrated Bishop:1918.12.01
Died:1927.01.27 (Kaunas, Lithuania † 55)
Beatified:1987.06.28

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 and religious of Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Marian Fathers). Founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Immaculate Conception.

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 (Romania) (1371.05.09 – 1388.03.12)

Bishop of Vilnius (Lithuania) (1388.03.12 – 1398.11.14)

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