Roman Catholic Diocese of Włocławek

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Włocławek (Latin: Vladislavien(sis)), until the 20th century known as the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kujawy, is a suffragan diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gniezno in western Poland.

Diocese of Włocławek

Dioecesis Vladislaviensis

Diecezja Włocławska
Katedra p.w. Wniebowzięcia NMP we Włocławku1 N. Chylińska.JPG
Włocławek Cathedral
Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Włocławek
Location
CountryPoland
MetropolitanGniezno
Statistics
Area8,824 km2 (3,407 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
769,937
762,750 (99.1%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralWłocławek Cathedral
Katedra Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej
Marii Panny
(Cathedral of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopWiesław Mering
Metropolitan ArchbishopWojciech Polak
Bishops emeritusStanisław Gębicki
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Włocławek.jpg
Website
Website of the Diocese
Basilica of Our Lady (left) Sanctuary of the Mother of God Victorious in Brdów (right)

The bishops' seat is Włocławek Cathedral, also a minor basilica: Bazylika Katedralna Wniebowzięcia NMP in the city of Włocławek, in Kujawsko-Pomorskie.
The diocese has two more Minor Basilicas:

The diocese is currently headed by the Bishop Wiesław Mering, appointed in 2003.

HistoryEdit

  • We disregard the presumably merely-legendary precursor(?) Diocese of Kruszwica (966–1156)
  • Established in 1015 as Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze (i.e. Kujawy–Pomerania) / Kruszwicka (Polish) / Cuiavia–Pomerania (Curiate Italian), on territory split off from the suppressed Diocese of Kolberg (Kołobrzeg)
  • Renamed in 1148 as Diocese of Kujawy–Pomorze / Cuiavia–Pomerania (Italiano) / since ca. 1124/26 called Włocławek after its see
  • Theological seminary in Włocławek founded in 1569 by Bishop Stanisław Karnkowski as one of the oldest seminaries in Poland.[1]
  • Gained territory in 1633 from the Diocese of Płock
  • Renamed on 30 June 1818 as Diocese of Kujawy–Kaliska / Cuiavia–Kalisz (Italiano), having lost territories to its Metropolitan the Archdiocese of Gniezno, to Diocese of Poznań, to Diocese of Wrocław and to Diocese of Płock.
  • Renamed on 28 Oct 1925 after its see as Diocese of Włocławek / Wladislavia / Vladislavien(sis) (Latin adjective)
  • During the German occupation of Poland (World War II), the Germans murdered 249 priests from the Diocese of Włocławek, including the Auxiliary Bishop of Włocławek Michał Kozal, closed down the cathedral, and robbed the precious historical collections of the diocese of Włocławek.[2]
  • Lost territory on 25 March 1992 to establish the Diocese of Kalisz.
  • It enjoyed Papal visits from the Polish Pope John Paul II in June 1991 and June 1999.
  • In 2018 the Włocławek Cathedral was listed by the President of Poland as a Historic Monument of Poland.[3]

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 762,750 Catholics (99.1% of 769,937 total) on 8,824 km² in 232 parishes and 132 missions with 568 priests (481 diocesan, 87 religious), 452 lay religious (124 brothers, 328 sisters) and 60 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

(all Roman rite)

Imported from List of bishops of Kujawy (Włocławek) and amended; sources contradict often, notably in the first centuries
Suffragan Bishops of Kujawy–Pomorze

(Kujawy–Pomerania, Włocławek) (1133–1818)

  • Swidger (1128? – 1151;? attested from 1133)
  • Onold (1151? – 1160?; attested 1161–1180)
  • Rudger (1160? – 1170?)
  • Werner (1170? – 1178? or 1148–1156?)
  • Wunelf (1178? – 1190?)
  • Stefan (attested 1187–1198 –)
  • Ogerius (1197 – 1203; attested 1206?– 1212 )
  • Bartha (Bishop of Włocławek)(1203 – 1215; attested 1213–1220)
  • Michael = Michał (1215 – 1256 or 1222–1252)
  • Wolimir = Wolimir (1256 – 1271 or 1252–1275)
  • Albierz/Wojciech (1271?1275 – 1283)
BIOS to CHECK/ELABORATE
Suffragan Bishops of Kujawy–Kaliska
BIOS to CHECK/ELABORATE
Suffragan Bishops of Włocławek
BIOS to CHECK/ELABORATE

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

TO COMPLETE AND WORK-IN ABOVE

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Artur Niemira. "450 lat temu powstało seminarium we Włocławku". eKAI.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  2. ^ Maria Wardzyńska, Był rok 1939. Operacja niemieckiej policji bezpieczeństwa w Polsce. Intelligenzaktion, IPN, Warszawa, 2009, p. 209-210 (in Polish)
  3. ^ Rozporządzenie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 10 grudnia 2018 r. w sprawie uznania za pomnik historii "Włocławek - katedra pod wezwaniem Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny", Dz. U. z 2018 r. poz. 2421
  4. ^ "Archbishop Wawrzyniec Gembicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 2, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Aleksander Myszczynski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Maciej Wielicki, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Franciszek Lanczki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Balthasar Miaskowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  9. ^ "Bishop Krzysztof Charbicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  10. ^ "Bishop Wenceslaus Paprocki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  11. ^ "Bishop Piotr Mieszkowski - Titular Bishop of Margarita" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  12. ^ "Bishop Valerius Wilezogerzosi" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  13. ^ "Bishop Stanisław Domaniewski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  14. ^ "Bishop Piotr Mieszkowski - Titular Bishop of Marocco o Marruecos" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  15. ^ "Bishop Andreas Albinowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  16. ^ "Bishop Wojciech Ignacy Bardziński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  17. ^ "Bishop Franciszek Antoni Kobielski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  18. ^ "Bishop Aleksander Działyński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  19. ^ "Bishop Franciszek Kanigowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  20. ^ "Bishop Jan Dembowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  21. ^ "Bishop Cyprian Kazimierz von Wolicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  22. ^ "Bishop Maciej Grzegorz Garnysz" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  23. ^ "Bishop Ludwik Stanisław Górski, Sch. P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  24. ^ "Bishop Marcin Chyczewski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  25. ^ "Bishop Feliks Łukasz Lewiński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  26. ^ "Bishop Józef Marcelin Dzięcielski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  27. ^ "Bishop Józef Joachim Goldtmann" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  28. ^ "Bishop Taddeo Łubieński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  29. ^ "Bishop Carlo Pollner" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  30. ^ "Bishop Henryk Piotr Kossowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  31. ^ "Bishop Wojciech Stanisław Owczarek" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  32. ^ "Bishop Władysław Paweł Krynicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  33. ^ "Bishop Bl. Michaël Kozal" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  34. ^ "Archbishop Kazimierz Jan Majdański" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  35. ^ "Bishop Franciszek Salezy Korszyński" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  36. ^ "Bishop Jan Zareba" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  37. ^ "Bishop Czeslaw Lewandowski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  38. ^ "Bishop Roman Andrzejewski" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016
  39. ^ "Bishop Stanisław Gębicki" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 4, 2016

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