Diocese of

Bielsko–Żywiec

Poland Poland

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Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Bielsko–Żywiec / Bielscen(sis)–Żyviecen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kraków

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Maximilian Kolbe (August 14), Saint Jan Sarkander (May 30), Saint John Cantius (October 20)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 24

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.11.16 – ...):Bishop Roman Pindel (65)Bishop Roman Pindel (65)
Auxiliary Bishop (2011.10.22 – ...):Bishop Piotr Greger (59)Bishop Piotr Greger (59)

Titular Bishop of Assava

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bielsko–Żywiec (Roman Rite)

Bishop Roman Pindel (65)Bishop Roman Pindel (65)
(2013.11.16 – ...)

Bishop of Bielsko–Żywiec (Poland)

Verbum vitæ continentes

Born:1958.11.18 (Oświęcim, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1983.05.22
Consecrated Bishop:2014.01.06

Priest of Kraków (Poland) (1983.05.22 – 2013.11.16)

Bishop of Bielsko–Żywiec (Poland) (2013.11.16 – ...)

Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy (85)Bishop Tadeusz Rakoczy (85)
(1992.03.25 – 2013.11.16)

Bishop emeritus of Bielsko–Żywiec (Poland)

In ædificationem Corporis Christi

Born:1938.03.30 (Gilowice, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1963.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1992.04.26

Priest of Kraków (Poland) (1963.06.23 – 1992.03.25)

Bishop of Bielsko–Żywiec (Poland) (1992.03.25 – 2013.11.16)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Ostrava–Opava (←), Katowice (↑), Kraków (→), Žilina (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 3,000 km²

Population: 657,660 Catholics (86.2% of 763,050 total)

Pastoral Centres: 210 parishes

Personnel: 638 priests (518 diocesan, 120 religious), 591 religious (181 brothers, 410 sisters), 40 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.02.22

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