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Archdiocese of Kaunas

Archidioecesis Kaunensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Sigitas Tamkevicius, S.J., Archbishop
  • Kęstutis Kėvalas, Auxiliary Bishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 4 April 1926
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Square Kilometers: 8,750 (3,379 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://kaunas.lcn.lt/
  • Mailing Address: Rotuses 14/a, 44279 Kaunas, Lietuva
  • Telephone: (37)409.026
  • Fax: 320.090

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Žemaičiai (Samogizia o Tels; Żmudź)
1417ErectedDiocese of Žemaičiai (Samogizia o Tels; Żmudź) (erected)
Archdiocese of Kaunas
4 April 1926ElevatedDiocese of Žemaičiai (Samogizia o Tels; Żmudź) Archdiocese of Kaunas
28 May 1997Territory LostArchdiocese of Kaunas
Diocese of Panevėžys
Diocese of Telšiai (-Klaipeda)
Diocese of Šiauliai (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Kaunas
1950560,000640,00087.5%120ap1951
19701871870122ap1971
19801541540122ap1981
1990500,0001501503,333124ap1991
1999532,000763,40069.7%99231224,3603235692ap2000
2000531,800763,20069.7%96231194,4683237292ap2001
2001512,570760,00067.4%101221234,1673827592ap2002
2002506,000750,00067.5%107261333,8044428392ap2003
2003500,000620,00080.6%112291413,5464428692ap2004
2004503,000618,00081.4%109291383,64414225990ap2005
2006529,800635,80083.3%113221353,92413524190ap2007

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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