Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Warsaw

The Archdiocese of Warsaw is a Catholic ecclesiastical territory or diocese in Poland encompassing the Polish capital. It was erected on October 16, 1798. It was elevated to an Archdiocese on June 30, 1813.

Archiocese of Warsaw

Archidioecesis Varsaviensis

Archidiecezja Warszawska
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St. John's Cathedral after the post-war reconstruction
Area3,350 km2 (1,290 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
Steady 1,540,000
Decrease 1,425,000 (Decrease 92.5%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite (or Roman Rite)
Established16 October 1798
(As Diocese of Warszawa)30 June 1818
(Archdiocese of Warsaw)
CathedralSt. John's Cathedral, Warsaw
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopCardinal Kazimierz Nycz
Auxiliary BishopsPiotr Jarecki
Rafał Markowski
Michał Janocha
Website of the Archdiocese

A Metropolitan See, its suffragan dioceses are the Roman Catholic Diocese of Płock and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Warszawa-Praga. According to the church's statistics, 30.4% of the dioceses population attended a church weekly in 2013. That is higher than a year earlier (29.8%) but church attendance may still be declining.

Archbishop of WarsawEdit

The current archbishop, Kazimierz Nycz, formerly Bishop of Koszalin-Kolobrzeg, Poland, was named on 3 March 2007. Following the abrupt resignation of Archbishop Stanisław Wielgus in January, Józef Cardinal Glemp had been named its Apostolic Administrator.

See List of bishops and archbishops of Warsaw for all ordinarily of this diocese, as well as auxiliary bishops.

See alsoEdit


  • "Archdiocese of Warszawa {Warsaw}". Catholic-Hierarchy.
  • "Warsaw". Catholic Encyclopedia.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. {{cite encyclopedia}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Coordinates: 51°13′56″N 21°00′30″E / 51.23222°N 21.00833°E / 51.23222; 21.00833