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Archdiocese of Vilnius

Archidioecesis Vilnensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Gintaras Linas Grušas, Archbishop
  • Arūnas Poniškaitis, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Darius Trijonis, Auxiliary Bishop-Elect
  • Audrys Juozas Bačkis, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 28 October 1925
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Square Kilometers: 9,644 (3,724 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://vilnius.lcn.lt/
  • Mailing Address: Sventaragio 4, LT-01122 Vilnius, Lietuva
  • Telephone: (5)262.70.98; 212.36.53
  • Fax: 212.28.07

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Vilnius
14th CenturyErectedDiocese of Vilnius (erected)
Archdiocese of Vilnius
28 October 1925ElevatedDiocese of Vilnius Archdiocese of Vilnius
5 June 1991Territory LostArchdiocese of Vilnius Diocese of Białystok (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Vilnius
19501,031,0002,300,00044.8%570255951,73253150442ap1951
1970287,945368,81378.1%23952441,1801114760ap1971
1980331,589427,40477.6%25872651,2511011771ap1981
1987800,000.0%9491030987ap1991
1999600,000845,50071.0%104351394,31614022189ap2000
2000598,000886,20067.5%106331394,30213422090ap2001
2001502,400867,20057.9%114391533,28314221591ap2002
2002470,000808,70058.1%115381533,07114322293ap2003
2003573,000814,00070.4%116381543,72014122693ap2004
2004570,000810,00070.4%111421533,72514722094ap2005
2010565,620857,74565.9%126451713,30716019896ap2011
2014558,847773,40672.3%131441753,1935417295ap2015

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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