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Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}

Archidioecesis Vratislaviensis

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  • Józef Piotr Kupny, Archbishop
  • Jacek Kiciński, C.M.F., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Marian Gołębiewski, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 13 August 1930
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Poland
  • Square Kilometers: 8,850 (3,418 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Kuria Metropolitalna, ul. Katedralna 13, 50-328 Wroclaw, Polska
  • Telephone: (071)327.11.11
  • Fax: 322.82.69

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Wrocław (Breslau)
1000ErectedDiocese of Meißen (Meissen)
Diocese of Praha
Diocese of Wrocław (Breslau) (erected)
16 August 1821Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Nordic Missions Diocese of Osnabrück
Diocese of Paderborn
Diocese of Wrocław (Breslau)
17 December 1922Territory LostDiocese of Wrocław (Breslau) Apostolic Administration of Upper Silesia (erected)
28 October 1925Territory LostDiocese of Kielce
Diocese of Łódź
Diocese of Wrocław (Breslau)
Diocese of Częstochowa (erected)
13 August 1930Territory LostDiocese of Wrocław (Breslau) Diocese of Berlin (erected)
Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}
13 August 1930ElevatedDiocese of Wrocław (Breslau) Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}
28 June 1972Territory LostArchdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia} Apostolic Administration of Görlitz (erected)
Diocese of Opole (erected)
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 LostArchdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia} Diocese of Legnica (erected)
24 February 2004Territory LostDiocese of Legnica
Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}
Diocese of Świdnica (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Wrocław (Breslau)
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 535
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 270
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 263, to Page 264


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