Diocese of

Kielce

Poland Poland

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Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kielce / Kielcen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kraków

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Stanislaus da Szczepanów (May 8), Blessed Wincenty Kadłubek (October 9)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 26

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.10.11 – ...):Bishop Jan Piotrowski (71)Bishop Jan Piotrowski (71)
Auxiliary Bishop (1998.02.21 – ...):Bishop Marian Florczyk (69)Bishop Marian Florczyk (69)

Titular Bishop of Limata

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.11.08 – ...):Bishop Andrzej Kaleta (67)Bishop Andrzej Kaleta (67)

Titular Bishop of Maxita

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kielce (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jan Piotrowski (71)Bishop Jan Piotrowski (71)
(2014.10.11 – ...)

Bishop of Kielce (Poland)

In caritate evangelium prædicare

Born:1953.01.05 (Szczurowa, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1980.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:2014.01.25

Priest of Tarnów (Poland) (1980.05.25 – 2013.12.14)

Titular Bishop of Sinitis (2013.12.14 – 2014.10.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tarnów (Poland) (2013.12.14 – 2014.10.11)

Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (2014.10.11 – ...)

Bishop Kazimierz Ryczan
(1993.07.17 – 2014.10.11)

In vinculo communionis

Born:1939.02.10 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1963.06.16
Consecrated Bishop:1993.09.11
Died:2017.09.13 († 78)

Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (1993.07.17 – 2014.10.11)

Bishop Stanisław Szymecki (later Archbishop)
(1981.03.27 – 1993.05.15)

Diliges

Born:1924.01.26 (Katowice-Zaleska Halda, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1947.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:1981.04.12
Died:2023.09.26 (Białystok, Poland † 99)

Priest of Katowice (Poland) (1947.07.03 – 1981.03.27)

Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (1981.03.27 – 1993.05.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Białystok (Poland) (1993.05.15 – 2000.11.16)

Bishop Jan Jaroszewicz
(1967.03.20 – 1980.04.17)

Born:1903.05.27 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1925.10.11
Consecrated Bishop:1958.02.11
Died:1980.04.17 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Letopolis (1957.12.10 – 1967.03.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (1957.12.10 – 1967.03.20)

Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (1967.03.20 – 1980.04.17)

Bishop Czeslaw Kaczmarek
(1938.05.24 – 1963.08.26)

Omnia pro Christo rege

Born:1895.04.16 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1922.08.20
Consecrated Bishop:1938.09.04
Died:1963.08.26 († 68)

Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (1938.05.24 – 1963.08.26)

Bishop Agostino Losinski
(1910.04.26 – 1937.03.03)

Born:1867.01.08 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1892.04.24
Consecrated Bishop:1910.06.05
Died:1937.03.03 († 70)

Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (1910.04.26 – 1937.03.03)

Bishop Tommaso Teofilo Kulinski
(1883.03.15 – 1907)

Born:1823.12.12

Titular Bishop of Satala (1872.02.23 – 1883.03.15)

Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (1883.03.15 – 1907)

Bishop Wojciech Gorski
(1805.06.26 – 1818.02.01)

Born:1739.03.31
Ordained Priest:1769.05.14
Consecrated Bishop:1809.10.15
Died:1818.02.01 († 78)

Bishop of Kielce (Poland) (1805.06.26 – 1818.02.01)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Kraków (↙), Sosnowiec (↙), Częstochowa (←), Radom (↑), Sandomierz (→), Tarnów (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 8,319 km²

Population: 723,209 Catholics (89.8% of 805,155 total)

Pastoral Centres: 304 parishes

Personnel: 775 priests (655 diocesan, 120 religious), 416 religious (138 brothers, 278 sisters), 25 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.06.17

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