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Archdiocese of Kraków {Cracow}

Archidioecesis Cracoviensis

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  • Marek Jędraszewski, Archbishop
  • Robert Józef Chrząszcz, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Janusz Edward Mastalski, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Damian Andrzej Muskus, O.F.M., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Stanisław Dziwisz, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Jan Szkodoń, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Jan Zając, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 28 October 1925
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Poland
  • Square Kilometers: 5,730 (2,213 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Kuria Metropolitalna, ul. Franciszkanska 3, 31-004 Krakow, Polska
  • Telephone: (012)628-81-00
  • Fax: 429-46-17

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Kraków
1000ErectedDiocese of Poznań Archdiocese of Gniezno (erected)
Diocese of Kraków (erected)
1790Territory LostDiocese of Chełm
Diocese of Kraków
Diocese of Chełm and Lublin
13 June 1805Territory LostDiocese of Kraków
Diocese of Tarnów (suppressed)
Diocese of Kielce (erected)
20 September 1821Territory LostDiocese of Kraków Diocese of Tyniec (erected)
Archdiocese of Kraków {Cracow}
28 October 1925ElevatedDiocese of Kraków Archdiocese of Kraków {Cracow}
28 November 1936Territory LostArchdiocese of Kraków {Cracow} (Ispina and Krzykowka) Diocese of Tarnów
25 March 1992Territory LostDiocese of Katowice (Bielsko-Centrum, Bielsko-Zachód, Cieszyn, Czechowice, Istebna, Skoczów, Strumień, and Wisła)
Archdiocese of Kraków {Cracow} (Andrychów, Biała, Kety, Oświęcim, Żywiec I, and Żywiec II)
Diocese of Bielsko-Żywiec (erected)
25 March 1992Territory LostDiocese of Częstochowa (Będzin, Czeladź, Dąbrowa Górnicza-Sw. Antoniego z Padwy, Dąbrowa Górnicza-Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa, Dąbrowa Górnicza-Najświętszej Maryi Panny Anielskiej, Łazy, Sączów, Sosnowiec-Chrystusa ...)
Diocese of Kielce (Olkusz Południe, Olkusz Północ, Wolbrom, and parts of Pilica and Sułoszowa)
Archdiocese of Kraków {Cracow} (Jaworzno)
Diocese of Sosnowiec (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Kraków {Cracow}

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Kraków
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 213, and Page 214
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 139
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 180
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 166, and Page 167
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 175
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 185, and Page 186
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 7, Page 166
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 8, Page 229
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 349, to Page 350


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