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Roman Catholic Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów (Latin: Viridimontanensis-Gorzoviensis) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień in Lubuskie, Poland.

Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów

Dioecesis Viridimontanensis-Gorzoviensis

Diecezja Zielonogórsko-Gorzowska
Dom Gorzow Wielkopolski.jpg
Cathedral of the Assumption in Gorzów Wielkopolski
Location
CountryPoland
Ecclesiastical provinceSzczecin-Kamień
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień
Statistics
Area10,805 km2 (4,172 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
1,160,000
989,400 (85.3%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established28 June 1972
(As Diocese of Gorzów)
25 March 1992
(As Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów)
CathedralKatedra pw. Wniebowzięcia
Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Gorzów Wielkopolski
Co-cathedralKonkatedra św. Jadwigi in Zielona Góra
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopTadeusz Litynski
Metropolitan ArchbishopAndrzej Dzięga
Bishops emeritusAdam Dyczkowski (Bishop Emeritus)
Stefan Regmunt (Bishop Emeritus)
Paweł Socha (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus)
Website
Website of the Diocese
Co-Cathedral of St Hedwig in Zielona Góra

Its cathedral episcopal see is Katedra Wniebowzięcia NMP in Gorzów Wielkopolski
It also has a Co-cathedral św. Jadwigi Śląskiej, in Zielona Góra
and a Minor Basilica : Bazylika Matki Bożej Rokitniańskiej, Rokitno

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HistoryEdit

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 989,400 Catholics (85.3% of 1,160,000 total) on 14,814 km² in 267 parishes a 2 missions with 641 priests (542 diocesan, 99 religious), 283 lay religious (107 brothers, 176 sisters) and 53 seminarians. Like in most Polish dioceses church attendance has been declining for the most recent 10 years. According to the statistics 28.1% of the dioceses population attended church services weekly in 2013, however more than 40% did so back in 2000.

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

(all Roman rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Gorzów
 
Bishop Tadeusz Lityński
Suffragan Bishops of Zielona Góra-Gorzów
  • Józef Michalik (see above 1992.03.25 – 1993.04.17), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Przemyśl (Poland) (1993.04.17 – retired 2016.04.30), Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Poland (1999 – 2004.03.18), President of Episcopal Conference of Poland (2004.03.18 – 2014.03.12), Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (2011.10.02 – 2014.10)
BIOs to ELABORATE

AuxiliaryEdit

    • Auxiliary Bishop : Edward Dajczak (1989.12.15 – 2007.06.23)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Paweł Socha, C.M. (1973.11.20 – 2012.01.16)

See alsoEdit

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