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Archdiocese of Gniezno

Archidioecesis Gnesnensis

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  • Wojciech Polak, Archbishop
  • Krzysztof Jakub Wętkowski, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Józef Kowalczyk, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Henryk Józef Muszyński, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Szczepan Wesoly, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Bogdan Józef Wojtuś, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Split: 12 November 1948
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Poland
  • Square Kilometers: 8,122 (3,137 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: ul. Kanclerza Jana Laskiego 7, 62-200 Gniezno, Polska
  • Telephone: (061)426.21.02
  • Fax: 426.21.05

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Archdiocese of Gniezno
1000ErectedArchdiocese of Gniezno (erected)
Archdiocese of Gniezno e Poznań
16 July 1821UnitedArchdiocese of Gniezno
Diocese of Poznań
Archdiocese of Gniezno e Poznań
Archdiocese of Gniezno
12 November 1948SplitArchdiocese of Gniezno e Poznań Archdiocese of Gniezno
Archdiocese of Poznań
25 March 1992Territory LostDiocese of Częstochowa
Archdiocese of Gniezno
Diocese of Opole
Archdiocese of Poznań
Diocese of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze)
Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}
Diocese of Kalisz (erected)
25 March 1992Territory LostDiocese of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm)
Archdiocese of Gniezno
Diocese of Toruń (erected)
24 February 2004Territory LostArchdiocese of Gniezno
Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg
Diocese of Pelplin
Diocese of Bydgoszcz (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Gniezno

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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