Roman Catholic Diocese of Świdnica


Diocese of Świdnica

Dioecesis Suidniciensis

Diecezja Świdnicka
Świdnica - Cathedral.jpg
Cathedral of Sts. Paul, Stanislaus and Wenceslaus in Świdnica
Ecclesiastical provinceWrocław
Area4,500 km2 (1,700 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
621,000 (97.5%)
RiteLatin Rite
Established24 February 2004
Cathedral(Cathedral of St. Stanislaus and St. Wenceslaus)
Current leadership
BishopMarek Mendyk
Metropolitan ArchbishopJózef Kupny
Auxiliary BishopsAdam Bałabuch
Website of the Diocese
Map of Roman Catholic Diocese of Świdnica

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Świdnica (Latin: Suidnicien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Świdnica in the Ecclesiastical province of Wrocław in Poland. In 2013 about 28.7% of the dioceses population attended a church on Sundays regularly according to the church statistics.


The new diocese was created from the combination of 13 deaneries of the Archdiocese of Wroclaw and 8 deaneries of the Diocese of Legnica.

On February 24, 2004, John Paul II announced the election of Świdnica (from Nysa, Wałbrzych and Kłodzko) as the capital of the new diocese in Lower Silesia.

On March 19, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Adam Bałabuch, the first auxiliary bishop in the diocese.

On March 31, 2020 bishop Ignacy Dec retire and Pope Francis appointed Marek Mendyk as new diocesan bishop.


Bishop Marek Mendyk
  • Bishops of Świdnica (Roman rite):
    • Bishop Ignacy Dec (February 24, 2004 – March 31, 2020)
    • Bishop Marek Mendyk (since April 24, 2020)
  • Auxiliary bishop
    • Adam Bałabuch (since March 19, 2008)

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Coordinates: 50°50′28″N 16°29′31″E / 50.84111°N 16.49194°E / 50.84111; 16.49194