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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Poznań

The Archdiocese of Poznań (Latin: Posnanien(sis)) is one of 14 archdioceses located in Poland, with the seat located in Poznań.

Archdiocese of Poznań

Archidioecesis Posnaniensis

Archidiecezja Poznańska
Katedra Poznan front.jpg
Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Poznań
Location
CountryPoland
Statistics
Area9,700 km2 (3,700 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
1,500,000
1,480,000 (98.7%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralBazylika Katedralna pw. św. Piotra i Pawła
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopStanisław Gądecki
Auxiliary BishopsGrzegorz Balcerek
Damian Bryl
Szymon Stułkowski
Bishops emeritusJuliusz Paetz
Zdzisław Fortuniak
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

HistoryEdit

  • 968: Established as Missionary Diocese of Poland with seat in Poznań subordinated directly to the Holy See
  • 1000: Transformed to Diocese of Poznań subordinated directly to the Holy See
  • 11th–12th century: Subordination of Diocese of Poznań to Metropolitan Archdioecese of Gniezno as suffragan diocese
  • 16 July 1821: Raised to status of Metropolitan Archdiocese and joined with Archdiocese of Gniezno in personal union in aeque principaliter.
  • 12 November 1948: dissolution of union between Archdioceses of Poznań and Gniezno

Special churchesEdit

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, Poznań
    • Bazylika Niepokalanego Poczęcia NMP kk. Filipinów, Gostyń (Święta Góra)

Suffragan diocesesEdit

 
Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 52°24′40″N 16°56′54″E / 52.41111°N 16.94833°E / 52.41111; 16.94833