Roman Catholic Diocese of Pinsk

The Diocese of Pinsk (Latin: Pinsken(sis) Latinorum, Belarusian: Пінская) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese in Belarus. It is a suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev.

Diocese of Pinsk

Dioecesis Pinskensis Latinorum

Пінская дыяцэзія
Location
CountryBelarus
Ecclesiastical provinceMinsk-Mohilev
Statistics
Area72,700 km2 (28,100 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
3,110,000
50,000 (1.6%)
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralCathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pinsk (Унебаўзяцця Найсвяцейшай Панны Марыі)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopAntoni Dziemianko
Metropolitan ArchbishopTadeusz Kondrusiewicz
Auxiliary BishopsKazimierz Wielikosielec, O.P.
Map
Location of Diocese of Pinsk in Belarus
Location of Diocese of Pinsk in Belarus

Its cathedral is a minor basilica: the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in the episcopal see of Pinsk.

HistoryEdit

  • 28 October 1925: Established as Diocese of Pinsk/Пінская (Беларуская)/Pinsken(sis) Latinorum (Latin adjective), on territory split off from the then Diocese of Minsk (which also provided its first incumbent by transfer)
  • Lost territory on 1991.06.05 to establish the Diocese of Drohiczyn.

StatisticsEdit

As of 2014, it pastorally served 41,500 Catholics (1.3% of 3,109,000 total) on 72,700 km² in 79 parishes with 52 priests (30 diocesan, 22 religious), 76 lay religious (32 brothers, 44 sisters) and 8 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

Bishops of Pinsk

See alsoEdit

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