Roman Catholic Diocese of Vilkaviškis

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Vilkaviškis (Latin: Vilkavisken(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Vilkaviškis in the Ecclesiastical province of Kaunas in Lithuania. It was established on April 4, 1926 from the Diocese of Łomża, Poland.

Diocese of Vilkaviškis

Dioecesis Vilkaviskensis

Vilkaviškio vyskupija
Vilkaviškis Švč Mergelės Marijos Apsilankymo katedra (Large).jpg
Vilkaviškis Cathedral
Location
CountryLithuania
Ecclesiastical provinceKaunas
MetropolitanKaunas
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
339,241
331,154 (97.6%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralVilkaviškis Cathedral
Patron saintAnthony of Padua
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopRimantas Norvila
Metropolitan ArchbishopKęstutis Kėvalas
Map
Location of Diocese of Vilkaviškis in Lithuania
Location of Diocese of Vilkaviškis in Lithuania
Website
Website of the Diocese

Special churchesEdit

LeadershipEdit

  • Bishops of Vilkaviškis (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Rimantas Norvila (since 2002.01.05)
    • Bishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C. (1991.12.24 – 2002.01.05)
    • Bishop Juozas Žemaitis, M.I.C. (Apostolic Administrator 1988.04.27 – 1991.12.24)
    • Archbishop Liudas Povilonis, M.I.C. (Apostolic Administrator 1979.05.28 – 1988.04.27)
    • Bishop Antanas Karosas (1926.04.05 – 1947.07.07)

ReferencesEdit

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