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Diocese of Legnica

Dioecesis Legnicensis

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  • Andrzej Siemieniewski, Bishop
  • Piotr Wawrzynek, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Stefan Cichy, Bishop Emeritus
  • Zbigniew Kiernikowski, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 March 1992
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Poland
  • Square Kilometers: 7,080 (2,734 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Kuria Diecezjalna, ul. Jana Pawla II 1, 59-220 Legnica, Polska
  • Telephone: (076)724-41-00
  • Fax: 724-41-01

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

25 March 1992ErectedArchdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia} (Bolesławiec Wschód, Bolesławiec Zachód, Chocianów, Głuszyca, Gościsław, Gryfów Śląski, Jawor, Jelenia Góra-Wschód, Jelenia Góra-Zachód, Kamienna Góra-Wschód, Kamienna Góra-Zachód, Legnica-Wschód, Legnica-Zachód, ...) Diocese of Legnica (erected)
24 February 2004Territory LostDiocese of Legnica (Bolków; Głuszyca; Goscisław; Strzegom; Świebodzice; Wałbrzych Południe; Wałbrzych Północ, Wałbrzych Zachód, and part of Jawor)
Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia} (Bystrzyca Kłodzka; Dzierżoniów Południe; Dzierżoniów Północ; Kamieniec Ząbkowicki; Kłodzko; Kudowa Zdrój; Lądek Zdrój; Międzylesie; Nowa Ruda; Polanica Zdrój; Świdnica Śląska Wschód; Świ...)
Diocese of Świdnica (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 84, Page 1,099, to Page 1,112


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