Grzegorz Kaszak

Grzegorz Kaszak (born 24 February 1964) is the Bishop of Sosnowiec since his ordination on 28 March 2009.[1] He had previously served as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

His Excellency

Grzegorz Kaszak
Bishop of Sosnowiec
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Bishop Kaszak
ChurchRoman Catholic
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Sosnowiec
Appointed4 February 2009
Installed28 March 2009
PredecessorAdam Śmigielski
Orders
Ordination18 June 1989
by Kazimierz Jan Majdański
Consecration4 February 2009
by Cardinal Józef Glemp
Personal details
Born (1964-02-04) 4 February 1964 (age 57)
Choszczno, Poland
NationalityPolish
Previous postSecretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family (2007-2009)
Coat of armsGrzegorz Kaszak's coat of arms
Styles of
Grzegorz Kaszak
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleMonsignor
Posthumous stylenone

Kaszak was born in Choszczno, Poland (Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień). After his studies at the Major Seminary of Szczecin, he was ordained as a priest on 18 June 1989.

For six months he pursued the ministry as chaplain in the parish of Saint Adalbert in Świnoujście-Warszów, then went to Rome and began his studies of moral theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. From 1992 to 2002, he worked at the Pontifical Council for the Family. He received his doctorate in 1998 with a thesis entitled "Love and responsible contraception in catechesis of John Paul II."

From 2002 until 2007 was rector of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Polish Institute in Rome. He was appointed as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict in November 2007. He was ordained on 28 March after he was appointed as bishop of Sosnowiec.

On 22 October 2009 Jean Laffitte was appointed as secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, filling the vacancy left by Bishop Kaszak.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Sosnowiec". Retrieved 18 January 2013.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Karl Josef Romer
Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family
10 November 2007–4 February 2009
Succeeded by
Jean Laffitte
Preceded by
Adam Śmigielski
Bishop of Sosnowiec
28 March 2009–present
Incumbent