Gliwice Cathedral

The Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral [1] (Polish: Katedra św. Apostołów Piotra i Pawła ) also called Gliwice Cathedral[2] is the name given to a Catholic church that serves as the cathedral of Gliwice,[3] in the central district of this city of Poland.[4]

Gliwice Cathedral
Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral
Katedra św. Apostołów Piotra i Pawła
Gliwice cathedral view.jpg
Country Poland
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
Number of spires1
Spire height75.5 m
DioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Gliwice

The church was built between 1896 and 1900 and was initially a subsidiary of the parish church of All Saints. In 1908 the parish of St. Peter and Paul was erected, and its first parish priest was Monsignor Józef Jagło.

Its bells were confiscated in 1917 during the First World War. Between 1934-1936 it was renovated and repaired. In January 1945 he suffered by the Soviet bombardment of German positions during World War II, damages would be repaired soon after (1945-1946). Local authorities renewed the structure for the last time in 2009.

In 1992, Pope John Paul II erected the Diocese of Gliwice, and the parish church of St. Peter and Paul was elevated to the dignity of the cathedral.

See alsoEdit

Internal view


  1. ^ Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Gliwice
  2. ^ Głazek, Dorota (2003-01-01). Domus Celeberrima: architektura sakralna (katolicka) przemysłowej części Górnego Śląska, 1870-1914 (in Polish). Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Katowicach. ISBN 9788391847510.
  3. ^ Bujak, Adam (2007-01-01). Polish cathedrals. Wydawn. "Biały Kruk". ISBN 9788360292372.
  4. ^ Rocznik Muzeum w Gliwicach, tom IX: 1993, Józef Bonczol, Katedra pw. Świętych Apostołów Piotra i Pawła w Gliwicach, str. 215-243

Coordinates: 50°17′29″N 18°39′56″E / 50.2913°N 18.6655°E / 50.2913; 18.6655