Diocese of

Ełk

Poland Poland

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Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ełk / Liccanen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Warmia

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Najświętszej Maryi Panny Matki Kościoła (May 31)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 19

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History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2003.04.17 – ...):Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (70)Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (70)
Auxiliary Bishop (2022.09.24 – ...):Bishop Dariusz Zalewski (50)Bishop Dariusz Zalewski (50)

Titular Bishop of Hólar

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ełk (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (70)Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (70)
(2003.04.17 – ...)

Bishop of Ełk (Poland)

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Born:1953.08.05 (Hawlowice, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1979.04.22
Consecrated Bishop:1998.05.31

Apostolic Administrator of Novosibirsk (Russia) (1998.03.23 – 1999.05.18)

Titular Bishop of Tabunia (1998.03.23 – 2002.02.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Eastern Siberia (Russia) (1999.05.18 – 2002.02.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Yuzhno Sakhalinsk (Russia) (2000 – 2003.04.17)

Bishop of Saint Joseph at Irkutsk (Russia) (2002.02.11 – 2003.04.17)

Bishop of Ełk (Poland) (2003.04.17 – ...)

Bishop Edward Eugeniusz Samsel
(2000.11.16 – 2003.01.17)

Spes unica

Born:1940.01.02 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1964.05.23
Consecrated Bishop:1982.05.30
Died:2003.01.17 († 63)

Auxiliary Bishop of Łomża (Poland) (1982.05.17 – 1992.03.25)

Titular Bishop of Montecorvino (1982.05.17 – 2000.11.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ełk (Poland) (1992.03.25 – 2000.11.16)

Bishop of Ełk (Poland) (2000.11.16 – 2003.01.17)

Bishop Wojciech Ziemba (later Archbishop)
(1992.03.25 – 2000.11.16)

Dives Deus in misericordia

Born:1941.10.15 (Wampierzów, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1967.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1982.07.04
Died:2021.04.21 (Olsztyn, Poland † 79)

Titular Bishop of Falerone (1982.06.19 – 1992.03.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Warmia (Poland) (1982.06.19 – 1992.03.25)

Bishop of Ełk (Poland) (1992.03.25 – 2000.11.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Białystok (Poland) (2000.11.16 – 2006.05.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Warmia (Poland) (2006.05.30 – 2016.10.15)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Warmia (←), Mother of God at Moscow (↑), Vilkaviškis (↗), Grodno (→), Białystok (↘), Łomża (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 11,000 km²

Population: 425,480 Catholics (91.1% of 467,150 total)

Pastoral Centres: 152 parishes

Personnel: 324 priests (278 diocesan, 46 religious), 5 deacons, 173 religious (47 brothers, 126 sisters), 21 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Deacons

Religious

Seminarians

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