Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Częstochowa

The Archdiocese of Częstochowa (Latin: Czestochovien(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Częstochowa in Poland.

Archdiocese of Częstochowa

Archidioecesis Czestochoviensis

Archidiecezja Częstochowska
Facade bazylika swietej rodziny.jpg
The Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Family in Częstochowa
Location
Country Poland
Statistics
Area6,925 km2 (2,674 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
827,990
820,721 (99.1%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established28 October 1925
CathedralBazylika Archikatedralna Świętej Rodziny
(Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Family)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopWacław Depo
SuffragansDiocese of Radom
Diocese of Sosnowiec
Auxiliary BishopsAndrzej Przybylski
Vicar GeneralMarian Mikołajczyk
Bishops emeritusStanisław Nowak, Antoni Józef Długosz
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

HistoryEdit

  • October 28, 1925: Established as Diocese of Częstochowa. Its serves as a suffragan diocese to the newly formed Archdiocese of Krakow
  • March 25, 1992: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Częstochowa

Special churchesEdit

 
Bazylika Jasnogórska Wniebowzięcia (Bright Hill Monastery)
  • Minor Basilica, National Shrine: Bazylika Jasnogórska Wniebowzięcia N.M.P. / Sanktuarium Najświętszej Maryi Panny Częstochowskiej
    (Jasna Góra Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Częstochowa
  • Minor Basilica: Bazylika pw. Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny (OO Dominikanów)
    (Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Gidle
 
Wacław Depo, the Metropolitan Archbishop

LeadershipEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 50°48′32″N 19°07′38″E / 50.8088°N 19.1272°E / 50.8088; 19.1272