Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce (Latin: Kielcen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Kielce in the Ecclesiastical province of Kraków in Poland.

Diocese of Kielce

Dioecesis Kielcensis
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Assumption Cathedral in Kielce
Location
Country Poland
MetropolitanKraków
Statistics
Area8,319 km2 (3,212 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
813,525
768,743 (94.5%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralBazylika Katedralna Wniebowzięcia
Najświętszej Marii Panny
(Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJan Piotrowski
Auxiliary Bishops
  • Marian Florczyk[1]
  • Andrzej Kaleta
Map of Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce

HistoryEdit

  • 1805: Established as Diocese of Kielce from the Diocese of Kraków
  • 1818: Suppressed
  • December 28, 1882: Restored as Diocese of Kielce

Special churchesEdit

 
Bazylika Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wiślica
  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Bazylika Grobu Bożego, Miechów
    • Bazylika Matki Bożej Anielskiej, Dąbrowie Górniczej
    • Bazylika Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wiślica
      (Basilica of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary )

BishopsEdit

Auxiliary BishopsEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

Reports of Sexual AbuseEdit

In May 2019, a documentary called Tell No One was released featuring a priest identified as Jan A., who served the Diocese in the town Topola, who confessed to molesting young girls.[2] Officials in the Diocese had previously investigated claims made against Jan A. and sent collected evidence to the Vatican in January 2019.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 11.11.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b Vanessa, Gera (2019-05-13). "Documentary about pedophile priests shakes up Poland". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2019-05-16. Retrieved 2019-05-19.

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 50°52′08″N 20°37′43″E / 50.8689°N 20.6287°E / 50.8689; 20.6287