Roman Catholic Diocese of Warszawa-Praga

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Warszawa-Praga (Latin: Varsavien(sis) – Pragen(sis)) is a diocese located in the east part of Warsaw (Praga) in the Ecclesiastical province of Warszawa in Poland.

Diocese of Warszawa-Praga

Dioecesis Varsaviensis-Pragensis

Diecezja Warszawsko-Praska
Bazylika św. Michała i św. Floriana Warszawa 03.jpg
Location
CountryPoland
MetropolitanWarszawa
Statistics
Area3,300 km2 (1,300 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
1,326,000
1,047,250 (79.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralBazylika Katedralna św. Michała Archanioła
i św. Floriana Męczennika
(Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel
and St. Florian
)
Co-cathedralKonkatedra Matki Boskiej Zwycięskiej
(Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopRomuald Kamiński
Metropolitan ArchbishopCardinal Kazimierz Nycz
Auxiliary BishopsJacek Grzybowski
Bishops emeritusKazimierz Romaniuk
Map of Roman Catholic Diocese of Warszawa-Praga

According to the church statistics about 31,4% attended a church at least once a week and about 14,6% took communion regularly (once a week or more often) in 2013.

HistoryEdit

  • March 25, 1992: Established as Diocese of Warszawa – Praga from the Diocese of Płock and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Warszawa
  • May 24, 2008: Archbishop Henryk Hoser S.A.C., adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and president of the Pontifical Mission Societies, was appointed as bishop of Warszawa-Praga (area 3,300, population 1,113,000, Catholics 1,088,000, priests 650, religious 1,623), Poland. He conserves his personal title of archbishop.

Special churchesEdit

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Bazylika Najświętszego Serca Jezusowego in Praga (Sacred Heart)
    • Bazylika Trójcy Przenajświętszej in Kobyłka (Holy Trinity)
    • Bazylika Katedralna św. Michała Archanioła
      i św. Floriana Męczennika
      (Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel
      and St. Florian
      )

LeadershipEdit

Sex Abuse ReportsEdit

On September 27, 2018, Bishop Romuald Kamiński apologized for the history of sex abuse of minors in the Diocese.[1][2] He also stated that work on a document addressing the Polish Catholic Church on the abuse of minors and suggesting ways to prevent it was completed.[1][2] Archbishop Wojciech Polak, who serves as the Primate of Poland, also stated this document would also contain data on the sexual abuse committed by Catholic clergy in Poland.[1][2] Statistics were released on 14 April 2019, commissioned by the Episcopal Conference of Poland and with data from over 10,000 local parishes. It was found that from 1990 to mid-2018, abuse reports about 382 priests were made to the Church, with 625 children, mostly under 16, sexually abused by members of the Catholic clergy. There were opinions that the figures underestimated the extent of the problem, and failed to answer questions church officials had avoided for years.[3] Marek Lisinski, the co-founder of Don’t Be Afraid, which represents victims of clerical abuse, said "Tell us how [the priests] hurt those children and how many times they were transferred to different parishes before you paid notice". The data were released a few weeks after Pope Francis had called for "an all-out battle against the abuse of minors". After pressure from the Pope, in the preceding years Poland's church had publicly apologized to abuse victims, and accepted the need to report those accused of such crimes. In earlier times clergy to whom sexual abuse of minors was reported were not required by their superiors to notify the police, but to investigate themselves, and if necessary inform the Vatican.[3]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Polish bishop apologizes to victims of clergy sex abuse | Tulsa's 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic". www.krmg.com. Archived from the original on 2018-09-28.
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-09-27. Retrieved 2018-09-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b Joanna Berendt (14 March 2019). "Catholic Church in Poland Releases Study on Sexual Abuse by Priests". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 May 2019.

Coordinates: 52°15′06″N 21°01′50″E / 52.251667°N 21.030556°E / 52.251667; 21.030556