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
Catedral de Poznan, Poznan, Polonia, 2014-09-18, DD 10.jpg
Coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Poznań
Coat of arms
Location
CountryPoland
Statistics
Area9,700 km2 (3,700 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(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
Szymon Stułkowski
Bishops emeritusZdzisław Fortuniak
Website
Website of the Archdiocese
Map of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Poznań

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 Archdiocese 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 as Primate of Poland Cardinal August Hlond appointed ordinary of the Archdioceses of Warsaw 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

SeminariesEdit

 
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